You can’t say Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes isn’t proactive.
Less than 24 hours after announcing that Jamie Dixon has left the program to take the head coaching job at his alma mater TCU, Barnes reportedly already has an offer on the table for his top candidate.
According to KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh, Arizona head coach Sean Miller has been offered the position. Walsh also notes that there is a 50-50 chance that Miller accepts the position.
Despite plenty of previous reports that Miller would have no interest in leaving his current position in Arizona, there are reports that Miller is in town meeting with Pittsburgh officials.
However, Miller has quickly shot down those reports, which also could just be a smoke screen as he figures things out.
To come to Pitt, Miller would be leaving a great gig in Arizona, one with a lot more talent and a top five recruiting class coming in.
— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) March 22, 2016
Miller is without a doubt the choice of many Pitt fans as they have been calling for him to get the job for a few years now.
He has a career 308-108 career coaching record in 12 years as an NCAA head coach split between Xavier and Arizona. But like Dixon, Miller has never taken a team to the Final Four, despite having much more talent than Dixon ever had.
Prior to that, Miller was a standout point guard at Pitt from 1987-92.
I will have more on this story as details emerge.
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