Arizona coach Sean Miller and Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke have discussed the Panthers’ head coaching vacancy, according to a report by Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Miller, 49, just completed his ninth season at Arizona and it was undoubtably the most difficult year of his career in Tucson. The Wildcats won their fifth Pac-12 regular season title under Miller, won the Pac-12 Tournament and earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
However, Miller was accused of orchestrating a pay-for-play scheme for freshman standout Deandre Ayton in an ESPN report. Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson was also arrested last September on charges of bribery and fraud as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.
Miller, who is from Western Pennsylvania, played at Pitt from 1987-92. He ranks second in assists in Pitt history and he was also an assistant at the school in 1995-96.
Pitt’s coaching job is vacant after the school fired Kevin Stallings after two seasons.
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