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Basketball Australia chairman finds Bogut’s comments ‘disappointing’

Basketball Australia chairman Ned Coten isn’t condoning Andrew Bogut’s controversial comments in the wake of the Boomers’ third-place loss to France.

The Boomers finished fourth at the FIBA World Cup – their best-ever result at the tournament – but consecutive losses to Spain and France meant they missed out on claiming their first-ever medal at a major event.

In the aftermath, Andrew Bogut appeared to accuse the referees of bias against Australia during Friday night’s high-pressure double overtime semifinal loss to Spain.

Coten admitted Bogut’s controversial remarks were ‘unfortunate’.

“I think we certainly cannot condone that kind of comments,” he told Macquarie Sports Radio.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance

“He wears his heart on his sleeve.”

Coten refused to rule out sanctioning the Sydney Kings player if FIBA opted not to.

“There’s a whole range of things on the table, that’ll be for next week and beyond,” he said.

“We’ll be doing a whole review of the World Cup.”

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