Arizona has hired longtime Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its next men's basketball coach. The school says Lloyd will receive a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.
In an announcement just before 5 this afternoon, U of A athletic director Dave Heeke said: "Tommy has spent two decades helping build Gonzaga into one of the nation’s elite programs and has established himself as an extraordinary leader in all facets of coaching. "
Lloyd replaces Sean Miller, who was fired after 12 years amid an NCAA infractions investigation. The 46-year-old Lloyd spent the past 20 years as an assistant to Mark Few, helping turn Gonzaga into a national powerhouse. The Bulldogs have played for the national championship two of the past four NCAA Tournaments and have reached the Sweet 16 six straight seasons.