Arizona coach Sean Miller testy when pressed about FBI probe |
U.S./World Sports

Arizona coach Sean Miller testy when pressed about FBI probe

Associated Press
Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a foul call during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against California on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona coach Sean Miller is still in no mood to talk about his program’s ties to an FBI probe into shady recruiting practices.

Miller, a former Pitt and Blackhawk standout, has repeatedly refused to comment on the investigation, and he got testy when asked Tuesday about a recent report by Yahoo Sports that he would be subpoenaed in an upcoming federal trial.

Pressed about it by a Phoenix television reporter, Miller answered: “No comment, you can drive back to Phoenix.”

Miller’s program became ensnared in the federal investigation when assistant coach Emanuel Richardson was among 10 people arrested in 2017. Richardson, who played at Pitt-Johnstown, recently pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal, but sports agent Christian Dawkins will stand trial this spring.

Yahoo Sports reported Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will be subpoenaed in the trial scheduled to start April 22.

Categories: Sports | US-World
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.