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Sources: Miller rejects Arizona to stay at Xavier

Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:42 pm

DETROIT -- Sean Miller, after meeting with his family and staff late Sunday, decided to reject an offer from Arizona and remain at Xavier, sources have told

A statement is expected early Monday.

Miller flew on a private plane to Albuquerque, N.M., then drove to Sante Fe, N.M., early Sunday to meet with Arizona president Robert Shelton, athletic director Jim Livengood and a high-powered booster named Paul Weitman. The meeting lasted roughly four hours, and when Miller returned to Cincinnati he was described by a source as about "50-50" in terms of staying at Xavier or leaving for the Pac-10.

Late Sunday, that changed.

So now Miller will return for a sixth season at Xavier.

Sources said Arizona will next target Utah coach Jim Boylen.

Officials working on behalf of Arizona have already initiated contact, according to sources.

Arizona has now been publicly rejected in its search to replace Lute Olson by Miller and USC's Tim Floyd. Some other candidates the school has informally pursued to varying degrees are Mark Few (Gonzaga), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), John Calipari (Kentucky), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Bruce Pearl (Tennessee) and Tom Izzo (Michigan State).

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 11:44 am

Sources: Miller rejects Arizona to stay at Xavier

The only thing goingworse than Memphis' search for a coach is Arizona's.

Xavier over Arizona seems like an odd choice but I'm glad to see a guy staying at a non-bcs job. 

Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 10:27 am
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Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:45 pm

Sources: Miller rejects Arizona to stay at Xavier

Slow down Gary, I just finished the article you released before this one!! I went to Kingsbury, give me a break, I can't keep up! 

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