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Jun 15, 2012 10:55 PM

Sean Miller's contract extension approved

The Arizona Board of Regents today approved an extension of University of Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller's contract through the 2017 season.

Miller, 43, carries a career record of 169-82 in eight seasons overall as a head coach and is 69-35 in three seasons in Tucson. He guided the 2011 squad to a regular-season Pac-10 championship and has taken his last two Arizona teams into the postseason including an Elite Eight appearance in 2011. He was Pac-10 Coach of the Year that season.

"We're pleased to have Sean Miller's contract extended by the Arizona Board of Regents," said UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne. "Our program has made tremendous strides under his leadership and the future looks exceptionally bright. This just re-emphasizes our commitment to Coach Miller and the University of Arizona men's basketball program."

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank President (Ann Weaver) Hart, Dr. (Eugene) Sander and Greg Byrne for their continued belief in me as the Head Basketball Coach at the University of Arizona," Miller said. "During the last three years we have been able to lay a strong foundation for future success both in the classroom and on the basketball court. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead as we work toward building our program into a national contender once again," he said.

Miller's incoming recruiting class was considered among the nation's top three. He'll be taking the 2012-13 Wildcats to the Bahamas for a six-day playing tour the second week in August.

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