TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The firing of head basketball coach Sean Miller put the University of Arizona into the national spotlight Thursday, April 7.
After the initial shock wore off, former players, fans and national pundits took to social media to share their thoughts.
Below are some of the most popular tweets about the move.
A stupid decision like this makes it hard to continue to support Arizona athletics... smh— Max Wiepking (@maxwellwiepking) April 7, 2021
Sean Miller is out at Arizona so now it is time for the Tommy Lloyd rumors to hit their fever pitch.— Slipper Still Fits (@slipperstillfit) April 7, 2021
Lost in the Sean Miller’s firing is that some really good behind-the-scenes people lost their jobs today at Arizona.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 8, 2021
Ryan Reynolds and David Miller are two of the best at what they do.
Reynolds is as good as any DOBO in the country and Miller is a rising star in business.
302 - 109, 73% winning percentage, 3x PAC-12 coach of the year, 5x PAC-12 conference championships, 3x PAC-12 conference tournament championships, FIBA U-19 gold medal, 2x sweet-sixteens, and 3x elite eights— Austin Miller (@austinmiller_3) April 7, 2021
Arizona should pay Adia Barnes what they paid Sean Miller.— profloumoore (@loumoore12) April 7, 2021
Sean Miller, his family, and his staff treated me far better than I could have ever expected over the past 7 years. I wish I could share all of my experiences, but I will cherish the memories. It's days like today that make what I do exceptionally difficult. Some great people...— Jeff Dean (@UAZVoice) April 7, 2021
Sean Miller stopped winning.— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) April 7, 2021
That’s the bottom line.
Arizona didn’t just now come to its senses about Miller’s NCAA violations. They just couldn’t extend a guy who hadn’t built an at-large team in three years, especially with the NCAA penalties coming. https://t.co/InKe1AgQ7N
UA softball coach Mike Candrea on Arizona parting ways with Sean Miller: "I don't know all the details, so I'm not going to try to comment, but I'm gonna miss the guy. I really loved his passion. He was a player's coach and he did a lot for this program." pic.twitter.com/4ycytRG793— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) April 7, 2021
From everything I’ve been told over the last several weeks, the Sean Miller decision was truly made by Robbins before the Oregon game.— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) April 7, 2021
Then the admin let this thing sit and sit for a month all while saying “Sean Miller is our coach.”
Bill Self cheats and get’s a lifetime contract.— Martha the Mop Lady (@TheMopLady) April 7, 2021
Sean Miller cheats and get’s fired.
Will Wade is recorded offering cash payments to recruits and is still employed.
College Basketball is weird.