Has Arizona head coach Sean Miller coached his final home game at the McKale Center?
Following a loss to in-state rival Arizona State on Saturday, the embattled Arizona coach addressed the home crowd during a Senior Day speech. And from the emotion and tone of the speech, Miller sounds like he might have coached his final home game as Arizona’s head coach.
Speculation has been rampant as to what Miller’s future might entail — especially now that he’s been subpoenaed as part of the latest FBI case against college basketball corruption. And this isn’t a typical speech for a returning head coach to give.
“There’s no place that’s more magical than McKale Center, there’s no fans in the world that are more loyal… And it has been an amazing honor to coach in McKale Center the last 10 years. Thank you for everything,” Miller said to the crowd while choking up along the way.
When Miller was later asked about the context of his remarks to the McKale Center crowd in his postgame press conference, he declined to give a comment — raising further questions about his future.
Arizona still has to play in the upcoming Pac-12 tournament, but it’s been a trying season for the program and Miller. It’ll be fascinating to see if Miller makes any more comments about his future within the next week. For now, all of this is merely speculation.