Arizona withheld HC Sean Miller from coaching against Oregon last night. Arizona HC Sean Miller is under fire after reports surfaced late Friday that the FBI had wiretap recordings of Sean Miller talking financial payments. Miller is said to have been talking to Christian Dawkins regarding a payement of $100,000 to current Freshman Deandre Ayton.
Here’s a quote from the article by Mark Schlabach:
According to people with knowledge of the FBI investigation, Miller and Dawkins, a runner working for ASM Sports agent Andy Miller, had multiple conversations about Ayton. When Dawkins asked Sean Miller if he should work with assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson to finalize their agreement, Miller told Dawkins he should deal directly with him when it came to money, the sources said.
The telephone calls between Sean Miller and Dawkins were among 3,000 hours of conversations intercepted from Dawkins’ phone by the FBI.
After the initial reports of the FBI’s investigation, it seems like more and more specifics are starting to be released. The whole story will be something to keep an eye on, as well as what Arizona decides to do with Sean Miller.