TUCSON, AZ - Sean Miller says he is not a candidate for the Pitt basketball job, which reports had connected him to.
"I am not a candidate for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coaching vacancy," he said in a statement. "I wish them well in their search for a new coach."
Reports earlier in the week indicated that Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Sean Miller was interested in the head coaching job at Pitt, his alma mater.
According to Pittsburgh News Now, intermediaries reached out to Pitt on Miller's behalf. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Miller and Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke have discussed the opening.
Pitt fired coach Kevin Stallings March 8 and has been on the hunt to fill the position. Pitt has pursued Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley to fill the opening, but Hurley may turn that down to take the UConn opening.
Miller played at Pitt from 1987 to 1992. He has coached at Arizona since 2009.