Arizona coach Sean Miller breaks silence following assistant’s FBI arrest

It was a week ago that the college basketball world was rocked by news that four assistant coaches, including Arizona’s Emanuel “Book” Richardson, had been arrested as part of a federal bribery investigation. And since then many people associated with the schools implicated in the scandal have made statements, albeit vague ones without much substance.

One person who had remained silent, though, was Arizona head coach Sean Miller. Until Tuesday:

Those were Miller’s first public words since Richardson was arrested on Sept. 25, accused of accepting bribes in exchange for steering players toward certain agents and financial managers. Richardson is also alleged to have helped funnel payments to players to secure their commitment to Arizona.

Richardson has worked under Miller for 11 years, dating back to their time at Xavier.

Since news broke of the scandal Miller had been completely out of sight, canceling public appearances in Tucson and disappearing from online and TV commercials for a local credit union. Arizona was scheduled to hold its preseason media day last week but that was postponed.

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