Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson is expected to soon meet with Arizona's Sean Miller about succeeding Gary Williams as the Terrapins' basketball coach, the Washington Post reported Friday. The paper added that there is "mutual interest" between the two sides.
Miller just finished his second season at Arizona by winning the Pac-10 and taking the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. He's losing Derrick Williams from that roster but should still have a team talented enough to be ranked in the preseason Top 25, which might make it tough to leave now. Still, the Maryland job is too good to ignore -- especially for a Pittsburgh native and former ACC assistant. So Miller will listen and consider coaching at a third school in a span of four years. He was at Xavier before moving to Arizona.
Notre Dame's Mike Brey is another serious candidate for the Maryland job.
According to sources, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon and Villanova's Jay Wright are likely uninterested.
Williams retired Thursday after 22 seasons at the school.
He led Maryland to 14 NCAA tournaments and the 2002 national championship.