Sean Miller: Xavier Head Coach Q&A

November 5th, 2008
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College Basketball's Best Coaches is lucky to have access to some of the best coaches in college basketball. As part of our preseason interview series, we thought it would be appropriate to ask these basketball minds about the best things that their team and college basketball has to offer.


Sean Miller: Xavier

We continue our month long Q&A Series with 5th year coach Sean Miller, who has led Xavier to three-straight NCAA Tournaments. Coach Miller was kind enough to answer questions for as he gears up for the new season: Who is the biggest leader on this year's squad?


Sean Miller) The leadership of our seniors has been a big key to our success in recent years and that is important again this season. We consider B.J. Raymond, C.J. Anderson and Derrick Brown to be our seniors. Although Brown is just a junior, this is his fourth year due to his one red-shirt season.



CHN) Tie score, with just a few seconds left … who will be your go-to guy in those situations?


SM)  Again, we hope that one or more of our seniors take the lead in this area. B.J. Raymond hit several big shots for us last season as a junior and has hit many more throughout his career. It could be a number of different players.



CHN) What will be the strengths of this year's team?


SM) The experience and depth that we should have in the front court.



CHN) If everything goes according to plan, what's the best case scenario this season?


SM) We enjoyed tremendous success last season, winning a second straight Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championship and reaching the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Our goal every year is to get better as the year progresses and be at our best in March. 08-09 Preview: InterviewsComplete Top 144 Ranking08-09 Preview HomepageDiscuss the Preview