Regent: Arizona Wildcats Sean Miller’s job not in jeopardy after recent federal court revelations

Sean Miller argues with a referee during a preseason game for UA./Photo/Arizona Daily Star

 

By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic

A member of the Arizona Board of Regents said on Wednesday that Sean Miller’s job as head coach of the Arizona men’s basketball team isn’t in jeopardy.

This after recent federal court allegations surfaced about money being offered to Arizona recruits.

Regent Bill Ridenour said an executive-session meeting Thursday in Phoenix was added to the schedule so regents can get an update on the recently concluded trial in New York.

Three men were found guilty of fraud last week for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, clothing companies and agents.

“We thought it advisable to get an update on the basketball program,” Ridenour said. “People shouldn’t read anything into the fact that we schedule a special meeting.”

The regents oversee the three state universities and sign off on head coaching contracts for the marquee sports. The decision to fire or hire head coaches is typically left to university presidents, who consult with the regents.

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