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What Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke said about firing Sean Miller, his replacement, the search process, and more

The Sean Miller era at Arizona came to an end on Wednesday when the school announced it was parting ways with its men’s basketball coach after 12 seasons. While the move wasn’t particularly surprising, that it happened more than five weeks after the Wildcats played their final game of the 2020-21 season is. About 50 Division I jobs have opened up this offseason, many of which came open and got filled between the time the UA lost at Oregon on March 1 and it decided to move on from Miller.
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Watch Now: Arizona AD Dave Heeke explains why UA moved on from Sean Miller

Arizona parted ways with head coach Sean Miller on Wednesday after 12 seasons. Miller, who led the program to three Elite Eight appearances and five Pac-12 championships, won 302 games at Arizona. UA athletic director Dave Heeke held a virtual press conference Wednesday to explain the decision and what's next for the Wildcats.
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Arizona AD Dave Heeke vague on timing of Sean Miller firing

Arizona Wildcats athletic director Dave Heeke did not go into detail about why the school decided Wednesday to fire head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller. As the coaching carousel has spun nationally for a few weeks now, the Wildcats are now a month and a week removed from their 2020-21 season ending at the conclusion of the regular season. At least publicly, nothing has changed regarding the NCAA’s Accountability Resolution Process of the program’s four Level I violations it was charged with in October 2020.
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Dave Heeke defends buying out Kevin Sumlin's contract

TUCSON, Arizona — University of Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke said that despite a multi-million dollar buyout clause, he couldn't afford to not fire Kevin Sumlin. "Our decision to incur additional expense with this buyout wasn’t easy, but it was made with the need to emerge out of this financial challenging year with a strong recovery plan," said Heeke. "It is with a strong purpose that ensures future financial success of Arizona Athletics."
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Arizona Athletics: Press Conference with Dave Heeke

Arizona athletics director Dave Heeke met with the media Friday to discuss the current football coaching search and provide insight into what the program is looking for in its next head coach. The decision to terminate coach Kevin Sumlin will cost the department $7.5 million in buyout cost, adding to...
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Arizona AD Dave Heeke discusses football head coaching search

Arizona Wildcats athletic director Dave Heeke met with the media Friday to discuss the football head coaching search. Among the topics Heeke addressed in his 40-minute interview:. Why Arizona couldn’t afford to not buy out Kevin Sumlin. What he is looking for in the next head coach. Why fans have...