Report: Arizona terminates head coach Sean Miller
Sean Miller is out at Arizona, according to a report from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.
Wednesday, Goodman reported that Arizona has parted ways with Miller after 12 seasons. The head coach had one year remaining on his contract but had been charged with failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance. Arizona was willing to stand by Miller for four seasons following an FBI investigation that occurred in September 2017.
BREAKING: Arizona has parted ways with Sean Miller, sources told @Stadium. Spent 12 years at UA, had one year left on contract.
Miller was charged with head coach responsibility for failure to promote atmosphere of compliance. Administration stuck by Miller for 4 years.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 7, 2021
ESPN reported in February 2018 that Miller discussed with middleman Christian Dawkins, on FBI wiretaps, a $100,000 payment to secure the commitment of former Arizona star freshman center Deandre Ayton. Miller has denied any wrongdoing.
Miller started the job at Arizona in 2009 and compiled a record of 302-109 in his 12 seasons as the head coach. He led the Wildcats to seven NCAA Tournament appearances during that time but did not reach the tournament this year because of a self-imposed postseason ban.
Before taking over at Arizona, Miller was the head coach at Xavier from 2004-09. His teams were 120-47 during his time in Cincinnati and reached the NCAA Tournament in all but one year.