Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller out after 12 seasons with the Wildcats

The Wildcats will be searching for another ball mentor after the college declared Miller will leave the program

Sean Miller is out as the basketball coach at Arizona after 12 seasons with the Wildcats, the college reported Wednesday. Miller, whose agreement was set to lapse next season, has been in shaky spot with the school’s administration while Arizona anticipates its discipline after the NCAA’s investigation stemming from the FBI’s probe into corruption in school ball selecting.

“We appreciate Sean’s commitment to our basketball program and to the university,” Arizona athletic chief Dave Heeke said in the delivery declaring what the school called a “departure” by Miller. “After taking the many factors involved into account, we simply believe that we need a fresh start and now is the time. I want to thank Sean, Amy and their sons for their service to the university and wish them the very best in the future.”

Miller aggregated a 302-109 record in12 seasons with the Wildcats and drove the program to three Elite Eight appearances. Beforehand, he was the mentor at Xavier for five seasons. The previous Pittsburgh point monitor won three Pac-12 Coach of the Year grants during his time at Arizona.

Book Richardson, a previous Arizona assistant coach, confessed to government pay off charges in 2019. Arizona at last delivered its notification of charges in March, and it included five Level I infringement. The charges incorporate a supposed Level I infringement against Miller and a generally speaking institutional control charge against the program.

The Wildcats are one of a few projects anticipating decisions from the IARP, which is an autonomous body made in 2019 to adjudicate complicated NCAA infractions cases. The IARP presently can’t seem to make a decision of any kind as it likewise handles cases including LSU, Kansas, NC State, Memphis and Louisville, among others.

Arizona self-imposed a postseason boycott for the 2020-21 season. The Wildcats last showed up in the NCAA Tournament toward the finish of the 2017-18 season and lost in the first round. They finished the 2020-21 season with a 17-9 (11-9 Pac-12) record. With a NET positioning of 47, the Wildcats would probably have been on the air pocket to make the NCAA Tournament if qualified for the event.