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Arizona basketball: Miller's contract extended by 1 year

2013-06-14T00:00:00Z 2014-08-01T11:38:15Z Arizona basketball: Miller's contract extended by 1 yearBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a one-year contract extension for basketball coach Sean Miller that will not have a pay increase for the final season of 2017-18.

The regents approved the contract extension without comment Thursday as part of a consent agenda at a regents meeting in Flagstaff. While summarizing previous discussion of the regents' executive committee, chair Rick Myers said of Miller that "we want him to stay at the University of Arizona."

The move effectively gives Miller another five-year contract, which is valuable in recruiting. Arizona AD Greg Byrne said Miller requested that he not get a raise in the fifth year of it.

Miller has been receiving $100,000 annual escalators to his base pay since 2011-12 and is scheduled to receive $2.3 million plus academic and performance bonuses next season. He is scheduled to receive $2.6 million in 2016-17 but now will receive only the same amount in 2017-18.

"When coach Miller and I sat down for our annual end-of-the-year discussion, he was very appreciative of president (Ann Weaver) Hart and my willingness to seek an extension of his contract back to five years," Byrne said via text message. "He requested during that discussion to keep his fifth year salary at the same level as year four.

"We are very pleased that Sean is our coach and we want him to be for many years, to continue to build on the incredible academic and competitive momentum he has already led during his time at the University of Arizona."

Next season, Miller's compensation is scheduled to include $1.2 million for coaching and $700,000 for peripheral duties from UA. He also will receive $400,000 from Nike and IMG.

During the past season, Miller earned guaranteed pay of $2.2 million plus a $75,000 bonus for reaching the Sweet 16, a $20,000 bonus because UA won 20 regular-season games and another $25,000 because UA's Academic Progress Rate was 949 or better (it was 969). Miller is scheduled to earn another $25,000 if UA's team grade-point average was 2.6 or better.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

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Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 68-67
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 34-57
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
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