Sean Miller is staying in Tucson as the Arizona Wildcats basketball coach. His recent consideration of the open position at Maryland caused a lot of speculation and concern among Arizona fans. But today he assured the Arizona faithful that he is in Tucson for the long haul. (http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/article_24c292c6-7a72-11e0-b4ac-001cc4c002e0.html" target="_blank">Arizona Daily Star)
Here's what's being said now about his decision to stay.
ESPN, College Basketball Nation Blog: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/30749/this-weekends-biggest-winner-arizona" target="_blank">This weekend's biggest winner: Arizona
There were a lot of sports-y things to watch Saturday. The Kentucky Derby. The NBA Playoffs. The Pacquiao-Mosley snoozefest. Chicago Cubs baseball. (Ha. Kidding. No one watches Chicago Cubs baseball.) All things considered, it was a solid day to hang with some buddies, fire up some unhealthy food, and stay within striking equidistance of both a television and a refrigerator. But if you are a college hoops die-hard -- or, better yet, an Arizona fan -- you were far more interested in something you couldn't watch on TV on Saturday.
The Washington Post, D.C. Sports Bog blog: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/post/espn-980-apologizes-for-sean-miller-report/2011/05/09/AFhqeFXG_blog.html" target="_blank">ESPN 980 apologizes for Sean Miller report
There were a lot of people flirting all along the edges of the Sean Miller story over the weekend, all but implying that he’d be Maryland’s next men’s basketball coach. ESPN 980, though, did more than flirt.
The Baltimore Sun, Tracking the Terps blog: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/maryland_terps/blog/2011/05/sean_miller_agrees_to_extension_with_arizona.html" target="_blank">Sean Miller agrees to extension with Arizona
Maryland did not get its man. Or at least the man we know by name. Sean Miller, who was scheduled to meet with Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson in Las Vegas Saturday to discuss replacing Gary Williams, has reached a contract extension with Arizona, the school announced.
Fox Sports Arizona: http://www.foxsportsarizona.com/05/09/11/Miller-moving-forward-at-Arizona/landing_azwildcats.html?blockID=519474&feedID=3801" target="_blank">Miller moving forward at Arizona
Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller wants everyone to know that he's in Tucson for the long haul.
The Baltimore Sun, Toy Dept blog: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/thetoydepartment/2011/05/where_do_terps_turn_next_in_ho.html" target="_blank">Where do Terps turn next in hoops coaching search?
Like most Maryland fans, I went to bed late Saturday night thinking Arizona's Sean Miller was to going to succeed Gary Williams as the Terps' coach and woke up to the stunning news that he decided to stay in Tucson.