Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Sean Miller to Remain the Head Coach at Arizona

Sean ClairCorrespondent IMay 8, 2011

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats gestures from the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils during the west regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 24, 2011 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Wildcat fans can now take a deep breath. Sean Miller is remaining in the Old Pueblo to continue coaching the Arizona Wildcats.

There was much speculation over the last two days that Miller had emerged as Maryland's top choice, and if offered the position, that Miller would take it.

Half of that turned out to be true, and luckily for Wildcat fans, it was just the first half.

After the somewhat surprising retirement of Gary Williams, the Terrapins quickly assembled to find a coach to replace him. Miller emerged as the early leader, and from all indications was very interested.

Maryland has plenty to offer including great facilities, a solid tradition and a very strong recruiting base. 

However, Arizona has all of that as well, and Miller believes that he can win in the desert. Only two years was to short for Miller, who wants to remain longer and pursue a title.

Miller will be able to continue to build a powerhouse on the west coast as his recruiting has been extremely strong since coming to Arizona.

The Pac-12 should feel extremely happy as its No. 1 coach remains. Miller also may have realized that winning in the Pac-12 is easier than in the ACC as Duke and North Carolina have dominated the conference for years.

A new contract has been agreed upon; however, the terms are unknown.

It doesn't really matter what those terms are, because the Arizona athletic department did the right thing by making sure they did what was necessary to keep Miller.