Sean Miller's contract includes an eight-figure buyout, even if the Arizona head coach is fired for cause.
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Miller was the subject of a bombshell ESPN report on Friday night that says FBI wiretaps intercepted phone conversations between him and Christian Dawkins, a disgraced sports agent who's a key player in the FBI's college basketball corruption investigation. The conversations say, according to an ESPN source, Miller "discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman DeAndre Ayton signed with the Wildcats."
While Miller has not been disciplined by Arizona after these allegations came out, he will, obviously, be fired if they are true. And if that happens, he will collect a substantial buyout.
If Miller is fired for cause, he will receive 85 percent of the money remaining on his deal, which runs through the 2021-22 season, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Miller received a raise last February that brought his annual compensation to $2.9 million and, as of this weekend, left $12 million on his deal. That means he'd receive about $10.3 million if fired.
Not a bad deal for a guy that may have committed some of the most egregious violations in NCAA history.