Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller took to Twitter this afternoon to shoot down rumors that he was in line to succeed Jamie Dixon at the University of Pittsburgh.
In a statement, Miller said that he had no interest in the job despite having respect for the program and having played his college ball there.
And though Miller’s fast-paced offense would be great for a Panthers program known for tough on-ball defense and slower offense in 13 years under Dixon, who agreed to become the next coach of Texas Christian yesterday, he really doesn’t have much reason to leave Arizona. Miller has turned the Wildcats into a regular championship contender since arriving in the desert in 2009, going 188-61 (91-35 Pac-12) and leading Arizona to three Elite Eights over that stretch.
Pitt is not a program to sneeze at, but is not as championship-ready as Arizona. Thus, though Miller does have ties tot he program, it’s looking like he will not be heading to Pitt anytime soon.
However, the college basketball world is one where the words “never say never” apply very much, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on this story!
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