Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Sean Miller Will Not Coach For Arizona vs. Oregon After Damning Report

Sean Miller Will Not Coach For Arizona vs. Oregon After Damning Report

"[Ayton] directly stated to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than six months ago, that he never discussed or solicited payments from the University of Arizona, or any other university, or any shoe company or anyone on behalf of either - period".

Miller attended Pitt from 1987 to 1992 and remains one of the team's top all-time scorers, now tied for 21st with teammate Bobby Martin with 1,282 points. Allegedly, telephone conversations between Miller and agent Christian Dawkins were recorded when the FBI wiretapped Dawkins as part of its investigation.

Miller will not coach the Arizona Wildcats tonight at OR but said in a statement that he is confident he will be vindicated, while the school said forward Deandre Ayton will play and Lorenzo Romar will serve as interim head coach.

Arizona also frequently popped up in a Yahoo Sports piece published Friday detailing Dawkins' bid to aggressively recruit new clients for Miller.

Richardson was one of four college basketball assistants arrested in September and charged with a number of crimes related to bribery, fraud and conspiracy (former Auburn assistant Chuck Person was also arrested in the case). Not Saturday at OR and not anytime after that.

Shortly after the news of Miller not coaching was made public, Shareef O'Neal posted on Twitter that he was de-committing from Arizona. Arizona formally fired Richardson on January 11.

That Arizona administrators stood behind Miller last fall after those initial allegations reflects the win-at-all costs mentality in college athletics today. Richardson is scheduled to go to trial in April of 2019.

Arizona AthleticsSean Miller is in his ninth season as Arizona head coach. "Sean Miller has been relieved of his duties from the University of Arizona". Elijah Brown finished with 30 points and Mikyle McIntosh had 20 as the Ducks prevented Arizona from clinching at least a share of the Pac-12 title. Trier and Ayton are Arizona's top two scorers.

"I'm as disappointed today as I am when it first came out".

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