Has Sean Miller Coached His Last Game At The University Of Arizona?
.@APlayersProgram meets with the media following its 78-65 loss to USC.— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) March 13, 2019
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In what may be the end of an era at the University of Arizona, the men’s basketball team bowed out of the PAC 12 tournament on Wednesday with a 78-65 loss to USC.
After the unceremonious defeat, the future of embattled head coach Sean Miller remains uncertain with the school’s links to a recruiting scandal.
Miller, 50, has repeatedly been linked to a federal case involving former assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson, who pleaded guilty in January to accepting bribes to entice a recruit to the U of A.
Miller has been subpoenaed in a federal trial surrounding the case next month.
He declined again to comment on his status after the team’s first round ouster at the hands of USC, but after a loss to rival ASU in Tucson this past weekend, Miller addressed the home crowd with what sounded to some like a goodbye, telling the Wildcat faithful that it had been “an amazing honor to coach in McKale Center for the past 10 years.”
Unless they get an invite to a lesser tournament, the 2-time NCAA champion Wildcats will not play a postseason game for the first time since Lute Olson's first year as coach, 35 years ago in the 1983-84 season.