Sean Miller had just completed his introductory news conference at Arizona, and as he walked down to the locker room to meet his new team, Miller caught himself for a brief moment reflecting about the group he had just left behind at Xavier. Jordan Crawford, Tu Holloway, Mark Lyons and possibly Derrick Brown. Instead, he inherited a program in complete flux and disarray.
There sat, on the left side of the room, Jordan Hill and Nic Wise. Hill was already a part of Arizona's past, having declared for the NBA Draft. Wise had one foot out the door, in his mind headed overseas after learning Miller would be his fourth coach in four seasons in Tucson. Then Miller took a glance to the other side. There sat Jamelle Horne, Garland Judkins, Zane Johnson, D.J. Shumpert, Kyle Fogg, Brendon Lavender and Alex Jacobson -- for the most part, a bunch of guys who weren't talented enough to ride the bench back in Lute Olson's heyday.