May 24 (UPI) — Connecticut Sun general manager and coach Curt Miller on Monday was fined $10,000 and suspended one game for making an “inappropriate and offensive comment” about Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage during a game Sunday, the WNBA announced.
“Miller, who made the comment during the Sun’s 72-65 win over the Aces at Michelob Ultra Arena, has acknowledged that his comment was inappropriate and offensive,” the league said in a statement. “Miller will serve his suspension [Tuesday] when the Sun visit the Seattle Storm.”
Cambage made multiple posts on Instagram after the game, saying Miller attempted to get an official to call a foul in the Sun’s favor by mentioning her weight. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Cambage said Miller was “lucky” the incident occurred during the game.
“I will never let a man disrespect me, especially a little White one,” Cambage said in the video. “… Don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league.”
Miller issued a statement Monday and apologized to Cambage and the Aces organization for his comments.
“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.”
Cambage, who was the runner-up for WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2018, has averaged 13.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in four games this season.