TRANSFERS IN LUTE OLSON’S FIRST FOUR YEARS
TRANSFERS IN SEAN MILLER’S FIRST FOUR YEARS
*Turner played professionally in Hungary and Canada instead of transferring to SMU
Major college basketball is a big business and Arizona is one of the most valued programs in the country.
Sean Miller is scheduled to earn $2.6 million in total compensation by the 2016-17 season, including a base salary of $1.5 million.
Victories, championships, berths into the NCAA tournament are a result of making the right decisions to get the best return on an investment. Arizona has invested its trust in Miller to continue administering the significant money-making operation Lute Olson created.
Miller and his staff must invest their valuable time into coaching the right players they believe give them the best chance to win and continue to fill seats in McKale.
That means difficult personnel decisions must be made. Players will be advised to find better playing opportunities elsewhere because they may not have a spot in the rotation. That’s nothing new. Olson had five transfers in his first four seasons at Arizona, which equals Miller’s total (see graphic with this blog) with the announcement Wednesday that Angelo Chol has played his last game as a Wildcat.
Addition-by-subtraction moves like this will be made as long as a basketball bounces.