Breaking: Sean Miller has been FIRED and is NO LONGER the coach at Arizona!

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Breaking: Sean Miller has been FIRED and is no longer the coach at Arizona!!

Per Jeff Goodman, Arizona fired Miller after 12 seasons on Wednesday, parting ways with the third-winningest coach in school history despite one year left on his contract. Rumors started swirling within the past 24 hours and Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd's name came up as a possible replacement. Several other names are starting to come up to include former Wildcats as possible replacements. We will have more on all of this coming soon.

WOW!!!


Arizona will "honor the terms of his existing contract." If he's fired without cause, UofA owes him about $1.4 million, or 50% of his remaining guaranteed base pay.

Arizona AD Dave Heeke press conference after firing Miller



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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 09:50:14 AM
I was excited to watch this team next year.

I hope we can replace these stats.....not many programs can say they've achieved this

- 302-109 record (150-68 mark in the Pac-12)
- 3-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year
- 13 NBA Draft picks
- 7 NCAA Tournament appearances
- 5 Pac-12 titles
- 5 Sweet Sixteens
- 3 Elite Eights



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Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 09:53:17 AM
This is beyond a stupid move. How do you stick by him for 4 years through the bs just to do it at the back end? How do you wait until all other coaching moves have happened to do this? Who are you going to get better than Sean? Any legitimate alumni or the Gonzaga assistant have no head coaching experience or success at the high D1 level. The only 2 potential coaches even worth doing this for would be beard or Donavon and neither is an option. If our last search and UCLAs recent search are any indication we need to lower our expectations of the next hire.

Heeke and Robbins are an absolute joke.



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Agreed that the timing is ridiculous. Moser was the best choice at coach because Beard wasnt going to shun his alma mater.

Is Luke Walton a legit option?  Would love to see him or Damon get a shot. Either of those guys would likely retain the entire roster and recruiting class.



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what the hell.  we missed out on Moser waiting around like this.  Why the hell did we wait this long.  If we lose our team im going to be so pissed off.  This is garbage timing by our entire athletic department.  over a month to do this and we want to play the last available.  Get the hell out of here.



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Yup.  If we don't land a "home run" this late in the game...the AD will get a lot of **** from the donors.  What a mess.



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official official statement

https://arizonawildcats.com/news/2021/4/7/arizona-announces-departure-of-mens-basketball-head-coach-sean-miller.aspx



 




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