Please take a few minutes to watch this entire video posted this week on ESPN of Jim Rome’s interview with Sean Miller.
Now take a moment to mentally replace the word “Arizona” with the words “North Carolina State”, reflect on that for a second, and then see what you think. The two are completely and easily interchangeable.
Miller’s statements are evidence that he is capable of recognizing a challenge, realistically assessing that challenge, accepting that challenge, and ultimately conquering that challenge.
Few would look at the state of our basketball program and fail to objectively see the challenge it presents to coaching candidates. Perhaps NC State is more removed from its glory days than Arizona two years ago, but the theme remains the same.
With Arizona playing this weekend for a Pac-10 Conference Tournament Title, congratulations should go out to Coach Miller and his staff at Arizona for turning around a once storied program recently mired in mediocrity.