WNBA coach suspended for comment about player's weight

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Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been fined and suspended after his "inappropriate and offensive" comment toward Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage during a game on Sunday, the WNBA said. 

Following the Sun's 76-65 win over the Aces, Cambage called out Miller after he complained to an WNBA official about a call, saying she weighs "300 pounds." Cambage pointed out she's 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds, and slammed Miller for his remarks. 

"I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little White one," she said

"Don't ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league," the Australian player said, adding that Miller was "lucky" it happened during a game.

Liz Cambage addressing Curt Miller on IG 👀🍿 #WNBA pic.twitter.com/IRTR7ESROJ

— W Lead (@WNBALead) May 24, 2021

The WNBA announced that he was suspended for one game and fined $10,000 for his comments. Miller apologized in a statement on Monday

"During last night's game, while arguing a call with an official, I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage's height and weight," Miller said. 

"I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this." 

Miller will serve his suspension on Tuesday when the Sun visit the Seattle Storm.

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