Info & Stats: Arizona Head Basketball Coach

All Topics: Sweet 16 vs. Xavier | St. Mary’s game | Being down 10 to St. Mary’s in the first half | Adversity | Freshman Lauri Markkanen | Lauri’s a terrific player | Lauri’s back story | Eating Reindeer meat with Lauri on his recruiting trip to Finland | Allonzo Trier staying ready when he wasn’t able to play | Chris Mack | Chris working for him at Xavier | Second time he’s had to play Mack | His son, Cameron | Cameron’s play in high school

Mar 20th 2017

Sean on Lauri Markkanen: “Terrific player.”


Feb 10th 2016

All Topics: Replacing four starters coming into the regular season | Kaleb Tarczewski injury to start season | Gabe York and Ryan Anderson stepping up | Finally healthy lately | Pushing Anderson’s buttons | Anderson working hard | Coaching | The standards are the standards | Teams success | Coaching in the NBA | Final Four being his goal | Top 20 right now | PAC 12 battle | TJ McConnell

Sean on the Pac-12 Conference: “Never been stronger from top to bottom.”


Feb 18th 2015

All Topics: 22-3 right now | The Maui Invitational seems like 2 years ago | Program expectations | Having a bullseye on them | Everyone needing to be locked in on their assignment | Stanley Johnson’s maturation | Recruiting | Developing team unity | The way the games changed | Playing while Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian were in their primes | No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament | Retiring Jason Terry’s number

Sean on the University of Arizona: “We call ourselves a players program.”


May 27th 2014

All Topics: Losing in the Elite 8 to Wisconsin | Moving on from their tough loss | Knocking on the door of the Final Four | Developing a toughness and will | Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson leaving for the NBA | Nick’s decision to leave | Gordon in five years | Gordon is wise beyond his years | Being an assistant for the Under 18 Team USA Basketball team now | Working with Billy Donovan and Ed Cooley | Team USA Basketball is special | Revival of USA Basketball | Balance of work and life

Sean on Aaron Gordon: “He’s wise beyond his years.”


Dec 4th 2013

All Topics: Aaron Gordon’s night against Texas Tech | Gordon’s game | Gordon having a burning desire to be a great player | T.J. McConnell | McConnell being a true quarterback on the hardwood | Beating Duke last Friday | Brandon Ashley’s length | Limiting Jabari Parker | Had 3 guys on Parker | Trying to become ranked No. 1 | Honoring the process | Wanting to be ranked No. 1 | Inheriting an incredible program at Arizona |

Sean on Aaron Gordon: “He’s got a burning desire to be a great player.”


Jan 22nd 2013

All Topics: 2012-13 expectations | His time at Arizona | Influx of young players with some good seniors on this team | First year at Arizona | Wanting the program to be on rock solid footing | Derrick Williams’ era | False impressions | Last season | The current era | Recruiting kids in 9th and 10th grades | Lute Olson | His relationship with Lute has been great | Being able to pick Lute’s brain | Lute attending every home games | 25th anniversary of Jerome Lane’s famous dunk | Him making the pass to Jerome |

Sean on his relationship with Lute Olson: “It’s been nothing but great for me.”



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