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Sport Arizona: Miller would not be paid more if fired with cause

07:57  27 february  2018
07:57  27 february  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: FBI Wiretaps Show Sean Miller Discussed $100k Payment for Ayton's Commitment

  Report: FBI Wiretaps Show Sean Miller Discussed $100k Payment for Ayton's Commitment The FBI intercepted multiple phone conversations in which Arizona coach Sean Miller discussed a $100,000 payment to secure the commitment of star freshman DeAndre Ayton, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.Miller allegedly had multiple conversations with Christian Dawkins about Ayton, a projected top-five pick who is a contender for national player of the year. Dawkins used to work for former NBA agent Andy Miller at ASM Sports, and he was arrested in the fall for his role in facilitating improper bribes and benefits to college recruits.

Stories speculated that University of Arizona coach Sean Miller would get more money if fired with cause than if the school fired him without cause . Jan 27, 2018; Tucson, AZ , USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller is held back by official Dick Cartmell during the first half against the Utah

If Sean Miller gets fired for cause , the way Arizona has written his deal, he would still get roughly 85% of the money he has remaining (.3M out That was a shocker to many , considering most coaches do not get paid anything if fired with cause . It turns out that the report stemmed from an error made

One too many zeroes?© Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports One too many zeroes? Sean Miller would not receive more money from the University of Arizona if fired with cause, the school says.

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On Friday, news broke that the FBI had evidence on wiretap of Miller discussing a $100,000 payment for recruit Deandre Ayton.

A day later, ESPN’s Darren Rovell made headlines by reporting that Miller would still be paid $10 million even if fired with cause.

That was a shocker to many, considering most coaches do not get paid anything if fired with cause.

It turns out that the report stemmed from an error made by an attorney when drafting the contract. University of Arizona Vice President of Communications Chris Sigurdson told KVOA that despite the drafting error, courts would rule in favor of the intent of the contract.

“We recognize there may be some ambiguity in the language of the contract, but Arizona courts look to the intent of the parties, and the intent of the parties in this case is clear. Base Salary and any Additional Compensation are payable only to the date of termination,” Sigurdson told KVOA.

That means Miller would only be paid until the point that he is fired with cause. Of course, if fired, Miller’s representatives could try to challenge the matter in court, or ask for some extra money from the school to pay for the drafting error. They would probably try to get Miller everything they can considering his prospects of getting another high-profile coaching job seem to be over.

Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause

  Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract. JUST IN: Sean Miller’s contract, as written, somehow pays him more for getting fired with cause than without cause. So if Miller is fired with cause, Arizona will owe him approximately $5 million more ($10.3 million versus $5.15 million) than if they fired for no reason.

If UA basketball coach Sean Miller is fired , he will not be paid beyond his termination date as has been reported, according to the University of Arizona .

Will Sean Miller be back as Arizona Wildcats head coach next season? Arizona 's head coach Sean Miller " Miller ’s future could be more clear after the federal college basketball bribery trial in April," he wrote. He could try to quash the subpoena on grounds it is not relevant. Should that fail, Miller would have two Miller 's contract says he would still be paid his .4 million guaranteed salary.

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Arizona Has No Recruits in Class of 2018 After De-Commitment From Brandon Williams .
Arizona currently has no incoming recruits in its 2018 class since guard Brandon Williams announced he was de-committing from the Wildcats Friday. On Tuesday, Shareef O'Neal committed to UCLA, just a few days after he de-committed from Arizona following an ESPN report alleging coach Sean Miller was recorded on a wiretap discussing paying freshman DeAndre Ayton while he was still being recruited to come to Arizona.

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