TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson has decided to take time away from the UA program for health reasons. The following are statements on the matter from Richardson and Arizona head coach Sean Miller.
Statement from Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson
"I have made the decision to take time away from the University of Arizona for health reasons. This is not a life or death situation, but nonetheless very important. I am very appreciative to be given the flexibility to temporarily step away from coaching and basketball, and to concentrate on my well-being. I want to thank Coach Miller, the Arizona basketball family and the athletic department for allowing me this opportunity. I look forward to returning to the Arizona basketball program."
Statement from Arizona head men's basketball coach Sean Miller
"We support Coach Richardson's decision to take some time off from his coaching duties. What's most important at this time is that he takes care of himself. We will miss his contribution to our program, but giving him time away is the best thing we can do to help. We look forward to his return."