Arizona coach Lute Olson just concluded an interesting post-game news conference.
He made it clear that he didn't think his team gave very good effort in their 69-50 loss to Oregon. And he was willing to single out Chase Budinger, who had only one rebound in 28 minutes. (And didn't play more because of it.)
However, his praise of Oregon's Maarty Leunen spilled over into a long rant against the Pac-10 office, which this week released its all-conference team with only nine members on it. Olson made it clear that Leunen or USC's Lodrick Stewart or Arizona's Ivan Radenovic or any of several league players were worthy of being name to a 10-member team, and that naming nine was an embarrassment to the league. He continued long enough to eventually speculate that the league would likely take action against him, but he concluded that he would be happy to be suspended for the first league game next season if only the league would admit its mistake and name a 10th player this year.
Hard to argue.