Sean Miller’s Contract

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Last I heard, boosters told Robbins that they would pull donations if they fired Miller. IF that's the case, with how empty the coffers are, it's gonna be hard to pony up much for a top-tier coach. Maybe he found another donor, but who knows.
I don’t know any of them personally but those seem like hollow threats for people who have some of their ego tied in the success of the program.
 

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Hmm, he might be a great hire, but has Arizona fallen that far that it’s hiring assistant coaches instead of poaching the best young head coaches from
Mid majors?
 

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Not ONE Final Four in TWELVE years. He was an epic failure as far as I’m concerned. No great postseason success and leaves the program tarnished and in the mud.

good riddance to that sweat-stained, likely cheater-choke artist.
 

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In a vacuum, Arizona >>>>>>>Arkansas, but due to pending sanctions and SEC money, might be tough
I’m curious for your reasons.

SEC and PAC are essentially equivalent conferences. Arkansas has had a strong program historically. Arkansas isn’t likely much different from Tucson in terms of geographical draw. Maybe recruiting some close to CA is an advantage for Arizona?
 
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I’m curious for your reasons.

SEC and PAC are essentially equivalent conferences. Arkansas has had a strong program historically. Arkansas isn’t likely much different from Tucson in terms of geographical draw. Maybe recruiting some close to CA is an advantage for Arizona?

Brand name, plus I worked with a ton a Razorbacks back in the day and they really don't care too much about hoops. They'd sell their basketball team to inch closer to Alabama in football.

W/R/T conferences, the SEC has far more money than the PAC-12, so if it came down to money and only money, I'd bet Arkansas would win a competition for a coach.

Keep in mind - Arizona has been losing money for a couple of years paying off debt, just paid $7.5 mil to fire Sumlin, hired Fisch, and pissed off a few boosters this morning.
 

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Brand name, plus I worked with a ton a Razorbacks back in the day and they really don't care too much about hoops. They'd sell their basketball team to inch closer to Alabama in football.

W/R/T conferences, the SEC has far more money than the PAC-12, so if it came down to money and only money, I'd bet Arkansas would win a competition for a coach.

Keep in mind - Arizona has been losing money for a couple of years paying off debt, just paid $7.5 mil to fire Sumlin, hired Fisch, and pissed off a few boosters this morning.
This is why I got to believe the replacement will be from UA alum family much like UNC hiring Hubert Davis.

I think it ends up being Luke Walton. Young, has NBA head coaching experience, can sell the program, has name recognition (dad Bill). Can he recruit is the big question? It's one thing to hire a staff with recruiting connections but HC should be able to close deal with the high profile recruits.
 
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This is why I got to believe the replacement will be from UA alum family much like UNC hiring Hubert Davis.

I think it ends up being Luke Walton.

He's told people he's not interested
 
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Arizona family that would be considered:

Josh Pastner
Damon Stoudamire
Miles Simon
Matt Brase

Not exactly a list of names who are ready to coach at a program like Arizona
 
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He's told people he's not interested
I didn't realize he was SAC coach. I can see why he would say that, timing is off. Chances are he will eventually get fired but UA will have their coach well before then.
 
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I didn't realize he was SAC coach. I can see why he would say that, timing is off. Chances are he will eventually get fired but UA will have their coach well before then.

I don’t think Luke has the work ethic to recruit. To be fair, I don’t think Arizona would ever consider him for its HC position.
 

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Good lord... happened three years too late.

Looking back he should’ve been fired after the Buffalo game. Initially when the FBI stuff broke you still had Ayton coming in and Trier/Alkins coming back to give it a go. He recruited decently after that but the Mannion/Green class didn’t live up to the hype and I think that class was expected to bring the program back. Spoiler alert, they flamed out too.
 
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Not ONE Final Four in TWELVE years. He was an epic failure as far as I’m concerned. No great postseason success and leaves the program tarnished and in the mud.

good riddance to that sweat-stained, likely cheater-choke artist.
What’s your outlook of Miller if Jamelle
Horne hits that three in 2011?
 

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