Kapolei basketball player Jalen Miller had his temporary restraining order pushed back to January, putting the Hurricanes coaching staff in a dilemma.
If Kapolei plays Miller, whose parents sued the OIA and Department of Education to allow him to transfer from Mililani to his home district of Kapolei, and the family loses the suit, the Hurricanes would have to forfeit the games he played in.
The OIA boys basketball regular season starts Dec. 23.
Miller’s family recently sued schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto and the Oahu Interscholastic Association over the league’s transfer rule. He played basketball for Mililani last year under a geographic exception when his father worked in that community. The Millers claim that Earl Miller’s employer, BAYADA Home Health Care, has since transferred him to the company’s Leeward district office and can no longer transport his son to Mililani.
The judge and lawyers for both sides agreed to push it back to give both parties time to find a resolution on their own.