Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller still tight-lipped about upcoming federal trial

Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 19:53:17-05

Will University of Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller testify in federal court?

That’s the question hanging over the star coach and his program.

Yahoo Sports reported last week that Miller will be subpoenaed in the upcoming trial. That trial is part of a larger bribery and corruption scandal involving college basketball. Arizona and Miller have been at the center of it, alongside a few other programs.

Miller, one of the most high profile coaches in the country, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

When asked again about the upcoming trial Monday, Miller once again said, "No comment," adding, "Make sure you come to the next game" as he left the press conference.

That comment comes one week after Miller told ABC15 reporter Mike Pelton to "drive back to Phoenix" after asking him about possibly being subpoenaed for that trial.

One of Miller's assistants, however has already pleaded guilty to one count of federal bribery. Former UA assistant coach Book Richardson pleaded guilty of taking money from a sports agent and used it to bride recruits.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the Arizona Board of Regents has paid lawyers more than $1.2 million to investigate the ongoing scandal.

But UA and the basketball program have been tight-lipped about the allegations, citing the pending legal battle.

The big question, though: What evidence does the FBI have on Miller?

We know he has been caught talking on a wiretap. What will come out at trial? And if any wrongdoing is found, what will the impact be to the university, both financially and to the basketball program?

In the meantime, Miller and Arizona have a big game to play. The Wildcats will host archrival ASU in Tucson on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Cats will then head to the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, which begins Wednesday.