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Sean Miller to speak Thursday, will only answer ‘basketball-related questions’

Miller is having a press conference Thursday, and will only be answering “basketball-related” questions

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Sean Miller released a statement Tuesday saying he was “devastated” to learn of the recruiting allegations made against assistant coach Book Richardson.

Those were Miller’s first public comments since Richardson’s arrest (and subsequent suspension), but Miller will speak at length with the media Thursday afternoon.

He won’t be discussing anything related to Richardson or the FBI investigation, though, as the UA said Miller will only be responding to “basketball-related questions.”

Allonzo Trier and Parker Jackson-Cartwright will be there, too.

The Arizona Wildcats were scheduled to have their annual media day on Sept. 27, but that was postponed after the FBI’s findings involving Richardson went public.

It is unclear if Arizona will reschedule that, or if this is what is replacing it.

While that may seem insignificant, it’s worth noting that media day is the only time during the season that we, the media, have open access to players.

The rest of the year, access is rather limited, as all interviews are done at the podium and the players who interview are selected by the school.


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