Miller Deal Approved
Tucson, AZ - The state Board of Regents has approved a five-year contract for new Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller that will pay him $1.6 million annually.
The board, which oversees the state's three public universities, unanimously approved the deal at its meeting in Flagstaff on Thursday.
Miller was 120-47 in five seasons at Xavier before taking the Arizona job in April.
The Arizona Daily Star reported on its Web site that Miller's contract calls for a $900,000 base salary with an additional $700,000 for peripheral duties through 2014. On top of that, he'll receive $400,000 from outside sources each year.
The agreement also has a clause that essentially guarantees Miller a job for seven years.
Posted: 6/21/09 8:00PM ET