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Sean Miller misses practice, remains away from team, per report

The UA has provided no update on Miller’s status

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Sean Miller continues to be away from the Arizona Wildcats, and did not attend Monday’s practice, interim coach Lorenzo Romar told Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star.

Romar continues to be unsure about Miller’s status.

Miller did not hold his usual Monday press conference either, and his radio show — usually held Monday nights — has been canceled as well.

Arizona hosts Stanford on Thursday and Cal on Saturday, so it is looking increasingly unlikely that Miller will coach those games.

Arizona has not released a statement updating Miller’s status.

He decided to step away from the team last Saturday after an ESPN report said FBI wiretaps have him discussing a $100,00 payment with ASM employee Christian Dawkins to secure the signing of star freshman Deandre Ayton.

“I believe it is in the best interest of our team that I not coach the game tonight,” Miller said in a statement last weekend. “I continue to fully support the University’s efforts to fully investigate this matter and am confident that I will be vindicated. For now, my thoughts are with our team. They are a great group of young men that will support each other and continue their pursuit of winning a Pac-12 championship.”

Ayton’s family has denied any wrongdoing and UA’s outside counsel has declared Ayton fully eligible, saying the big man has “abided by all applicable rules and regulations.”

There has been no update on Allonzo Trier’s suspension.

The junior has been declared ineligible after testing positive for a banned substance, and he missed both games of the Oregon road trip. Arizona has appealed the NCAA’s ruling. More can be read about that here.

The Wildcats can clinch a share of the Pac-12 title with a win Thursday. Tip-off against the Cardinal is set for 8 p.m. MST on FOX Sports 1.

Follow Ryan Kelapire on Twitter at @RKelapire