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Reports: Former Arizona head coach Sean Miller accepts job at Xavier

Mar 19, 2022, 4:00 PM
Arizona head coach Sean Miller speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day in San Fr...
Arizona head coach Sean Miller speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
(AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Sean Miller agreed to become the next head coach of Xavier on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Miller, 53, was the University of Arizona’s head coach from 2009-21. He and the school parted ways following last season’s self-imposed postseason ban due to NCAA violations committed by the program.

Arizona reached seven NCAA tournaments and earned three Elite Eight appearances under Miller, although the Wildcats never reached the Final Four under his leadership.

He was the head coach at Xavier for five seasons (2004-09) before heading to Tucson, and he returns to the program he led to four NCAA Tournaments.

College basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported that Miller agreed to a six-year contract with the Musketeers and that he picked Xavier over South Carolina.

Xavier missed the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year this season.

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