Arizona coach Sean Miller will remain with the program. In the press conference Thursday, Miller denied an ESPN report that said he had a phone conversations with former ASM Sports employee Christian Dawkins about a $100,000 payment for freshman DeAndre Ayton and said he has never paid any player or player's family to attend Arizona. Miller met with school administrators and his lawyers Monday to discuss his future, according to Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon of 247 Sports. The Arizona regents held a special meeting Thursday to discuss the program and Miller's contract. Miller didn't coach Saturday night's game against Oregon after the report had surfaced. The coach said he was "confident that (he would) be vindicated" in a statement released prior to Saturday's game. ESPN's Mark Schlabach reported Friday that FBI wiretaps showed Miller had multiple conversations with Dawkins about a $100,000 payment to secure the commitment of Ayton. According to Schlabach, Miller told Dawkins to go directly through him as opposed to going through former Arizona assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson. Richardson was one of four Division I assistants to be arrested and charged by FBI agents as a result of the agency's investigation into NCAA corruption and bribery. Dawkins was arrested in the fall for his role in facilitating multiple improper payments and benefits to recruits.
Arizona Coach Sean Miller Denies ESPN Report, Will Return to Team
SI | Mar 1