Arizona Fires Head Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller
The University of Arizona fired head men's basketball coach Sean Miller (pictured) on Thursday after 12 seasons with the Wildcats, according to Jeff Goodman from Stadium.
Miller, a University of Pittsburgh alum, has been surrounded with allegations of mulitple NCAA violations in recent years. That includes an allegation by former agent Christian Dawkins that Miller was heavily involved in an alleged payment to top recruit DeAndre Ayton (now with the NBA's Phoenix Suns), who played only one year in Tucson before heading to the NBA.
Sean is the brother of the recently fired Indiana coach Archie Miller. He had a 302-109 record at Arizona. He coached at Xavier for five seasons before heading to Tucson.
The Wildcats were 17-9 this season. But they were ineligible for postseason play due to sanctions put on themselves is response to the many NCAA allegations against them.
Former Arizona great Damon Stoudamire (now the coach at Pacific) is already among the rumored candidates for the Wildcat job.