Miller’s job not in jeopardy after Arizona regents meeting

Published Nov. 1, 2018 12:44 a.m. ET

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona regent says University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller's job is not in jeopardy heading into a meeting to discuss new allegations raised against the program during a federal trial.

Regent Bill Ridenour told The Arizona Republic the purpose of Thursday's Arizona Board of Regents special meeting was to get an update following last week's trial.

Three men were found guilty of funneling secret payments to top-level recruits to influence their choices of schools, agents and apparel companies.

Testimony accused Arizona of multiple payments to recruits, including to former player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Deandre Ayton.

Arizona's program has been under scrutiny since a federal investigation led to the arrest of 10 people in September 2017, including Wildcats assistant Emmanuel Richardson.