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UA Athletics Director says Miller is staying in Tucson

By Mark Stine - email

Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Things are pretty quiet in the McKale Center with the Arizona Wildcats already getting ready for the Sweet Sixteen in Anaheim. University of Arizona Director of Athletics Greg Byrne got on the plane with the team to head to California yesterday. He's one of the youngest Athletic Directors in Division one sports and in his first full year, the Wildcats are making some noise.

The success the U of A Basketball team is currently enjoying isn't surprising to Byrne. When he got to Tucson, he knew the team was already in good hands.

Greg Byrne told KOLD, "Coach Miller and I have been getting to know each other very well over the last year and I knew he was somebody special as far as a college basketball coach."

When one school succeeds with a special coach, like Sean Miller, others want to steal him away. Just before the first round of the NCAA tournament, Miller was rumored to be on a short list for the North Carolina State job. But Byrne, on his twitter account (Greg_Byrne), quickly put the rumor to rest.

"Sean and I have had great talks. He wants to be the basketball coach at the University of Arizona. We wanted to put that out there to make sure we were focused on our playing and what's going on with the NCAA tournament and nothing else on the side," Byrne explained.

Byrne says the plan is to have Miller in Tucson for a long long time.

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