Arizona coach Sean Miller, who reportedly was caught on tape discussing a $100,000 payment to secure freshman center Deandre Ayton’s commitment to the Wildcats, will not coach the game Saturday night at Oregon.
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star was first to report the news, which was then confirmed by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Sean Miller will not coach Arizona tonight at Oregon. Players have been told.
— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) February 24, 2018
Arizona's Sean Miller has informed his players that he will not coach tonight at Oregon, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 24, 2018
The school later confirmed Miller is out for tonight, with associate head coach Lorenzo Romar handling coaching duties at Oregon. Arizona also announced that Ayton will be in action:
BREAKING: Arizona/Sean Miller Statement: pic.twitter.com/DA6DJZT16D
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) February 24, 2018
The Wildcats will be without junior guard Allonzo Trier, who on Thursday was declared ineligible by the NCAA for testing positive for a banned substance, and freshman forward Ira Lee, who is sitting out with a concussion.
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