Marcio Jose Sanchez/apPac-12 officiating coordinator Bobby Dibler talks during the conference’s

Pac-12 rolls out new basketball officiating program

As the Pac-12 Conference begins its overhauled men’s basketball officiating program, each official will receive an update at some point during the course of the season on how he or she is grading out from a team of evaluators appointed to critique every call made and those that aren’t.

“To get the best officials at the end of the day when it comes to the tournaments at the end of the year, there’s nothing wrong with it,” Oregon guard Johnathan Lloyd said.

New Pac-12 and Mountain West officiating coordinator Bobby Dibler was hired in June as the conferences formed an alliance in the wake of the Pac-12’s officiating coming under scrutiny during the conference tournament in March at Las Vegas. Former officiating coordinator Ed Rush had offered bounties — $5,000 or a trip to Mexico — for any official who disciplined Arizona coach Sean Miller. While Rush has said he wasn’t serious and was “jokingly” trying to “lighten the mood” in the locker room, he resigned April 4.

Dibler is ready for everyone to move on and make progress. He called each of the Pac-12 coaches after his hiring over the summer, and has met with others in person.

“I’m a guy who lives his life going forward,” Dibler said Thursday at Pac-12 media day in San Francisco.

Dibler has formed a three-person leadership team of veteran officials Brian Shelley, Mark Reischling and Donnie Nunez to focus their efforts on evaluating, training and technology. Officials will be evaluated again at the end of the season.

NOTE: Cal was picked to finish fifth and Stanford sixth in the Pac-12 preseason men’s basketball media poll. Arizona was picked to win the conference.Bobby DiblerCollege SportsNCAAPac-12

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