UA's Miller refutes rumors about Pitt interest

UA's Miller refutes rumors about Pitt interest

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller has refuted reports out of Pittsburgh that he is interested in the vacancy at Pitt.

"I am not a candidate for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coaching vacancy," Miller said in a statement. "I wish them well in their search for a new coach."

One website, citing unnamed "multiple sources," reports that someone has reached out to the school on his behalf. Read the Pittsburgh Sports Now report HERE.

Also, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Miller had discussed the opening with Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. This report also cited unnamed sources. Read the Post-Gazette story HERE.

Miller attended and played basketball at Pitt, so such interest was at the very least plausible.

Publicly, Miller has indicated no interest in leaving Arizona, a scenario that became the subject of speculation among fans and media as this most recent scandal-tinged season played out and eventually ended in a first-round Wildcats loss in the NCAA Tournament.

However, UA President Robert Robbins and the Arizona Board of Regents announced before the Pac-12 tournament (which was eventually won by Arizona) that Miller will remain as the coach.

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