Reports: Arizona fires coach Sean Miller

Arizona parted ways with coach Sean Miller after 12 seasons, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.Miller compiled a 302-109 record in Tucson, leading the Wildcats to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the Elite Eight (2011, 2015).Arizona was 150-68 in the Pac-12 since 2009-10 under Miller, winning five regular-season championships and three conference tournament titles.The Wildcats were 17-9 this season, 11-9 in the Pac-12, but were ineligible for the conference and NCAA tourneys due to a self-imposed postseason ban.Miller, 52, had one year remaining on his contract.Arizona announced its postseason ban in December amid an ongoing NCAA investigation into Miller’s program.The Wildcats reportedly are facing five Level I violations and nine overall violations due to recruiting actions, dating back to the September 2017 arrest of former assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson.The university received the notice of allegations from the NCAA in October.Back in June 2017, Richardson told undercover FBI agents that he paid $40,000 to a high school coach to ensure that Rawle Alkins was academically eligible to play for the school. Alkins played two seasons with the Wildcats in 2016-17 and 2017-18.Richardson pleaded guilty in January 2019 to accepting $20,000 in bribes to steer players to Christian Dawkins’ sports management companies and other financial planners. Richardson was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation for his role in the corruption scandal.During a trial in New York in April 2019, an FBI wiretap suggested Miller “fronted” the deal to land highly recruited center Deandre Ayton to the school.