The Arizona Wildcats could be in a world of trouble after assistant coach Book Richardson was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday for his involvement in illegal activities on the recruiting trail.
The Wildcats allegedly paid one recruit, may have offered another recruit $150,000, and might have at least one player on their current roster who received payments in the past, among other things.
While head coach Sean Miller was not implicated in the FBI’s complaint, his future at Arizona is in doubt, and he has yet to release a statement on the matter.
His brother Archie, the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, hasn’t had much contact with him, either.
“When it comes to Arizona, obviously very prideful there with my family,” said Archie, who was an assistant at the UA from 2009-2011. “I’ve been able to talk to Sean only one time, very briefly, to add my support.”
Archie said he is just as surprised as anyone about what’s transpired throughout college basketball the last couple days.
“I’ve had very little information other than what you guys have,” he told the media. “So I’ll probably stay away from commenting on the actual facts.”
Arizona and Indiana reportedly agreed to a multi-year series, including games in Tucson and Bloomington, that would have pitted the Miller brothers against each other three times from 2019-22, but right now that matchup looks to be in jeopardy.
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