Xavier indications coach Miller to two-year extension
Oct 26, 2023, 12:19 PM ET Xavier has signed guys’s basketball coach Sean Miller to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2028-29 season, the school announced Thursday.Miller went 27-10
last season and took the Musketeers to the Sweet 16 as he started his 2nd stint at Xavier after coaching at Arizona for 12 seasons.
“We take pride in the season we had last year and a lot more thrilled about the future,” Miller said in a statement. “Xavier’s custom and the Big East Conference have constantly held unique locations in my heart. We are contending in the very best league and on the greatest stage in college basketball. We have a big obstacle ahead however there is no location where I would rather be.”
1 Associated Miller’s tenure with the Wildcats ended in April 2021 after Arizona ended up being knotted in the federal investigation into corruption in college basketball that started in 2017. Among Miller’s assistants, Emanuel “Book” Richardson, was detained and ultimately pleaded guilty to a felony count after being accused of accepting $20,000 to steer Arizona players to aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins. Miller was apparently linked to payments to then-Wildcats player Deandre Ayton based upon an FBI-intercepted call between Richardson and Dawkins. Miller denied the allegations.The Independent Responsibility Resolution Process panel ruled in December that Miller would not face sanctions. Richardson and Mark Phelps, another previous Arizona assistant, got 10-and two-year show-cause penalties, respectively, while the Arizona program received lesser sanctions after formerly self-imposing a 2021 postseason ban.Miller did not coach in the 2021-22 season.During his five seasons with Xavier from 2004 to 2009, the Musketeers went 120-47 and made 4 NCAA tournaments– including an Elite 8 run in 2008 and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2009.”When we brought Sean back to Cincinnati, I was positive he was best positioned to lead our program,”athletic director Greg Christopher stated in a statement.”The success we enjoyed last year– including recruiting, player advancement and reaching the Sugary food 16– demonstrates Sean was the ideal individual for the Xavier program.”