BREAKING: Sean Miller Returning To Arizona As Head Coach
Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller will return to the team this week. In a brief press conference Tuesday afternoon, Miller announced his intentions to continue coaching the Wildcats while also dismissing allegations of paying star player DeAndre Ayton.
"I cannot remain silent in light of media reports that have impugned the reputation of me and sullied the name of a tremendous young man, Deandre Ayton," Miller said. "Compliance with NCAA rules is extremely important to us...I have never knowingly violated NCAA rules while serving as head coach of this great program."
Yahoo! reported that Miller was caught negotiating with an agent regarding the recruitment of DeAndre Ayton via wiretap.
"Any reporting to the contrary is inaccurate, false and defamatory...There was no such conversation. The one time someone suggested to me paying a player to come to the University of Arizona, I never agreed to it. It never happened and that player never came to Arizona."
On Thursday, the Arizona board of regents called a special meeting to discuss the situation and the contract of Miller.
"While I have done nothing wrong, I am responsible for our men's basketball program, and I am sickened that we are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons," he said. "I now intend to turn my focus to basketball, our players and this team."
Should Miller be allowed to coach Arizona? And if not, should he be allowed to coach in Division I at all?