Sean Miller will not coach against Oregon following ESPN report regarding DeAndre Ayton

It seems the first repercussions from the multiple bomb-shell reports that dropped Friday are happening, as Arizona coach Sean Miller will not coach his team’s game on Saturday against Oregon, per Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star.

This comes a day after ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported that there was evidence that Miller had discussed a $100,000 payment for star freshman DeAndre Ayton. There has not been any word on if Ayton will play against the Ducks. Arizona is the best team in the PAC 12 and was a clear contender for the NCAA Tournament.

The other mega report from Friday dealt with players meeting with Andy Miller and Christian Dawkins, who Miller discussed the Ayton payment with. So far, everyone named in the Yahoo report has been cleared to play, including Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Michigan State’s Miles Bridges. Kentucky takes on Missouri on Saturday night at home.

Miller is one of the most accomplished coaches in the country, going to multiple Elite Eights and winning multiple PAC-12 titles at Arizona. He was arguably the best coach in the country to not have coached in a Final Four. Prior to his arrival at Arizona he was at Xavier. One of Miller’s assistants, Book Richardson, was one of the assistant coaches arrested back in September, when the FBI first began getting into the investigation of college basketball. Auburn’s Chuck Person was another assistant coach who had been arrested. Both coaches have their court dates set for the corruption cases.

Alabama’s Atheltic Director, Greg Bryne, had been the atheltic director at Arizona prior to taking the job with the Crimson Tide last year. It will be interesting to see which other high profile coaches and players fall due to these scandals.

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