Associate head coach Lorenzo Romar took up his coaching duties while Arizona faced Oregon on Saturday night.
"I think it's in the best interest of our team that I do not train the game tonight," Miller said in a statement Saturday afternoon.
Amid the scandal, the university and Miller agreed not to coach Saturday's game.
 Sean Miller, Arizona coach, talked about charging Deandre Ayton
Sean Miller, Lorenzo Romar, coach of Deandre Ayton
"I continue to fully support the University efforts to investigate this case and I am confident that I will be justified.For the moment, my thoughts are with our team.They are a large group of young men who support each other and continue their pursuit of winning a Pac-12 championship, "he said in the statement. The statement from the university did not specifically address the allegations against Miller.
ESPN reported Friday night that the FBI eavesdropping heard Miller speak with a sports agent, who is a key figure in the federal inquiry, to pay $ 100,000 Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats
When the sports agent asked Miller if he was to work with assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson to finalize their deal, Miller told the agent that he should deal directly with him, ESPN The conversation would have been included in the FBI's ongoing investigation into NCAA basketball recruitment, which has already tricked Richardson.
The Ayton family issued a statement by his lawyer on Saturday saying that they were "indignant and disgusted" by the news. who falsely implicated him or his family were involved in corrupt behavior.
They referred to his moral education and called on the FBI, the NCAA, and the University of Arizona to issue a statement that "cleans Deandre's good name." The Ayton family raised him in the Bahamas with strong Christian and moral values. It is for these reasons that the family feels extremely hurt by the insinuations of corrupt behavior, "the statement said.
Richardson was charged last year with charges of bribery accused of 39, having accepted $ 20,000 in bribes, purporting to direct players to a particular management company when those players became pro. Richardson maintained by his lawyer that he was not guilty. He was fired by the university in January.
He was one of 10 individuals arrested on criminal charges in September of an extensive FBI investigation into the criminal influence of money on NCAA coaches and student athletes Four assistant coaches
Arizona Wildcats coach basketball assistant of Emanuel & # 39; Book & # Richardson
assistant coach of the Arizona Book Richardson indicted on charges of NCAA bribery investigation
The investigation is ongoing. Last year, the university hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation with a second company to respond to any potential breach of the NCAA.
Miller, 49, spoke little about the FBI's ongoing investigation. He often diverts questions in press conferences or responds that he focuses on the season.
Miller took over a program of legendary Lute Olson, whose teams appeared in 23 NCAA tournaments. Olson led the Wildcats to four finals and won a national championship in 1997.
After Olson announced his retirement in October 2008, Arizona attracted Miller from Xavier University to Cincinnati, where he was considered a fledgling talent. He had led the team to four consecutive appearances of the NCAA tournament during his five seasons at school, resulting in two Sweet 16 and an Elite 8 race.
Miller rebuilds the program of the Arizona, winner Pac-10/12 Coach of the Year in 2011, 2014 and 2017. The Wildcats finished 32-5 in the 2016-17 season, the fourth highest ranking in the history of the program .
This season has been overshadowed by the ongoing FBI NCAA Basketball Inquiry
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