Arizona Basketball

Miller thanks UA fans, administration and family for his 12 years here

Sean Miller has delivered a message and in two words you can sum it up: Thanks Arizona!

“It was an honor to be the head basketball coach at the University of Arizona,” Miller tweeted. “Over the last twelve years, Tucson Arizona became our home. It’s where our three sons grew up and attended the University of Arizona. It’s also the place that we made friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Miller went on to thank current and past administration for his time at UA.

And there was no question he loved UA’s fans.

Here is the rest of his Tweet.

“Coaching in McKale Center on Game Day is one of the things I will miss the most. The pageantry and magic of the crowd and pep band is unlike any arena I’ve been in. Wildcat fans are unique. They are passionate, loyal, knowledgeable and fair and that’s why they are the best fan base in college basketball.

I admire and respect every player that I have coached. Their sacrifice and hard work to truly become part of something bigger than themselves was incredibly special to see. As a coach, I tried to bring out the best in everyone. I hope they know that I did it with a lot of love … and some ‘tough love’ at times. However, my intentions were always pure.

I would like to thank Jim Livengood and Dr. Shelton for hiring me and believing in me along with Greg Byrne, Mike Ketcham and Dr. Hart for supporting, mentoring and working together with our program to establish success. Finally, I would like to thank Dave Heeke and Dr. Robbins for supporting our program through challenging times.

I’m blessed to have great family beside me. To my three sons – Austin, Cameron and Braden – I’m so proud of each of you. Thank you for ALWAYS being there for me. And to my amazing wife, Amy – I’m not sure where I would be without you. You have been by my side every step of the way through it all.

I wish Arizona the very best as they move forward with their new coach. My hope is that they can capture that elusive fifth Final Four and second National Championship.

Bear Down and Go Cats!”

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