Coaches Sean Miller (Arizona) and Will Wade (LSU) are set to be subpoenaed to appear in College Basketball’s Corruption trial that took the sport by storm the fall of 2017. Both coaches have been alleged to have discussed payment of recruits on wiretaps. Miller was alleged to have offered DeAndre Ayton $100,000 while Wade allegedly discussed improper benefits with Christian Dawkins for a four-star recruit.
Both coaches are the first to be subpoenaed about testifying in the trial. Miller’s former assistant coach Book Richardson just pleaded guilty on bribery charges. Wade has not received near the heat that Miller has for alleged role in the case.
Here’s that exchange from earlier between Sean Miller and a reporter from Phoenix. For context, Miller was asked about a subpoena before this exchange to which he had already said “no comment” pic.twitter.com/xTPGxZd6On
— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) February 26, 2019
The trial is scheduled to begin April 22nd so neither coach will have their season interrupted. It will be interesting to watch whether any more coaches are called to appear during the trial. The trial has not brought on the massive changes many believed it would when it first shocked the college basketball world. Most people and analysts have in some ways moved on, believing nothing much will come of this. This subpoena could be something that makes everyone tune back in beside the juicy transcripts that came out last fall during proceedings.