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Arizona players, college basketball world react to Sean Miller’s firing

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The University of Arizona announced it had parted ways with men’s basketball coach Sean Miller Wednesday morning, setting off a storm of reactions across social media.

Unsurprisingly, many of Miller’s former and current players were disappointed with the decision, while members of college basketball media took a different approach.

Here is a look at the instant reactions to Miller’s dismissal.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Dusan Ristic and Allonzo Trier were among Miller’s former players to express their grievance with the decision.

Miller’s older son, Austin, pointed out his father’s on-the-court success in Tucson.

Freshman point guard Kerr Kriisa was one of the first active Wildcats to publicly Twitter about Miller’s departure.

Several other active players commented on Instagram.

“Appreciate BIG CAT!! My guy” - James Akinjo

“Mistakes Have Been Made! Thankful For Everything You did! DESERVED BETTER” - Kriisa

“Best Coach There Is.” - Azuolas Tubelis

“Appreciate everything you did for me coach.” - Christian Koloko

Former walk-on Max Wiepking said the decision to fire Miller “makes it hard to continue to support Arizona Athletics.”

Then there’s ESPN’s Dick Vitale, a long time critic of Miller who had publicly called for the coach’s firing over the last four years.

Jeff Goodman of The Stadium, an Arizona alum, shared his thoughts on the decision in great detail.

Other veteran basketball writers chimed in on the future of A Player’s Program.

Here is what Arizona softball coach Mike Candrea had to say: