Tag:Jim Boylen
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:26 pm

Source: Boylen out at Utah

Utah has fired Jim Boylen as its men's basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday.

An official announcement is expected soon.

The decision comes two days after a column headlined "It's time for Boylen to go" was published in the Salt Lake City Tribune. Boylen coached the Utes for four seasons and made the NCAA tournament once. He had a losing record in the Mountain West Conference each of the other three years.

Utah finished 6-10 in the league this season.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Jim Boylen, Utah
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:42 pm

Sources: Miller rejects Arizona to stay at Xavier

DETROIT -- Sean Miller, after meeting with his family and staff late Sunday, decided to reject an offer from Arizona and remain at Xavier, sources have told CBSSports.com.

A statement is expected early Monday.

Miller flew on a private plane to Albuquerque, N.M., then drove to Sante Fe, N.M., early Sunday to meet with Arizona president Robert Shelton, athletic director Jim Livengood and a high-powered booster named Paul Weitman. The meeting lasted roughly four hours, and when Miller returned to Cincinnati he was described by a source as about "50-50" in terms of staying at Xavier or leaving for the Pac-10.

Late Sunday, that changed.

So now Miller will return for a sixth season at Xavier.

Sources said Arizona will next target Utah coach Jim Boylen.

Officials working on behalf of Arizona have already initiated contact, according to sources.

Arizona has now been publicly rejected in its search to replace Lute Olson by Miller and USC's Tim Floyd. Some other candidates the school has informally pursued to varying degrees are Mark Few (Gonzaga), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), John Calipari (Kentucky), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Bruce Pearl (Tennessee) and Tom Izzo (Michigan State).

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