Tuesday , Feb , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Conference suspends Montana’s Kennedy

Ogden, UT (Sports Network) – The Big Sky Conference has suspended Montana
men’s head basketball coach Pat Kennedy. He will not coach Thursday night’s
game at Weber State University.

Kennedy’s suspension comes as a result of his comments made regarding the
officiating during Saturday’s 71-52 loss to Eastern Washington.

His public comments were printed in Sunday’s edition of the Spokesman-Review
(Wash.) and The Missoulian (Mont.)

The Big Sky Conference operating code states, “A coach who criticizes
officials in public shall receive a letter of reprimand from the Conference
plus automatic suspension for the next scheduled game.”