Sean Miller will not be headed to Pittsburgh.
“I am not a candidate for the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball head coaching vacancy,” Miller said today in a two-sentence statement issued by the University. “I wish them well in their search for a new coach.”
Since the season ended last week in a surprising loss to Buffalo, it was thought Miller would be interested in the opening at Pittsburgh given he played for them in the late 1980s and early 1990s and given his alleged troubles at UA, it would have given him a fresh start somewhere else.
Miller just finished his ninth year at Arizona.
Miller was seen on the recruiting trail over the weekend attempting to find players to replace seven players for next year’s roster. He lost two recruits over the last couple of months – Shareef O’Neal and Brandon Williams – after ESPN reported Miller was heard on FBI wiretaps talking about money and UA player Deandre Ayton.
Earlier this month, Miller emphatically proclaimed his innocence to those accusations.