Sean Miller was fired as head coach of Arizona’s men’s basketball team, sources told ESPN.
Miller has been in Tucson since 2009, leading the Wildcats to seven NCAA tournaments and three Elite Eight appearances. Dealer
Miller has one year left on his contract.
Arizona State was blocked in a federal investigation into college basketball corruption in 2017, former assistant coach Emmanuel “Book” Richardson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribery. After allegedly accepting $ 20,000 to steer Arizona players to aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins. During the Dawkins trial, prosecutors played a phone call intercepted by the FBI, in which Richardson told Dawkins that Miller was paying $ 10,000 per month to the former player. DeAndre Ayton Miller has continued to deny paid players to join Arizona.
The NCAA charged the school with five Level I violations, according to the allegation notices published last month. The program was accused of two cases of academic misconduct, while Miller was charged with failing to show that. “He fosters an atmosphere of compliance and monitoring of his employees.”
Arizona State banned a post-season ban for one year for the past season.
Sources told ESPN that the Arizona state was considering a contract extension for Miller. But the Board of Regents will not approve because of the ongoing NCAA issue.
Prior to taking over at Arizona State, Miller was head coach at Xavier for five seasons, participating in four NCAA tournaments and one Elite.
Sources told ESPN.Names with Arizona ties expected to be involved include Pacific’s Damon Stoudamire, Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner and Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Miles Simon. Early in the season, while Eric Musselman from Arkansas is another name that can call for a measure of interest.