Ex-UW coach Romar joins staff at University of Arizona

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Former University of Washington coach Lorenzo Romar. (AP file photo)

Lorenzo Romar, who was fired in March after spending 15 years as the men's basketball coach at the University of Washington, has joined the basketball staff of the University of Arizona.

He will be associate head coach under head coach Sean Miller, reports.

"It's an exciting day for Arizona basketball to be able to welcome Lorenzo Romar and his family to our basketball family," the site quotes Miller as saying. "Lorenzo's accomplishments in this game speak for themselves, including his successful tenure as the head coach at Washington for the last 15 seasons. However, his dedication to his players, passion for this game and impeccable character is what everybody that knows him loves about him. He will no doubt make a significant impact in all aspects of our basketball program as we continue to build and improve in all that we do."

The site quote Romar as saying that "of all the potential opportunities that were out there for me, joining the Arizona program was the one that was the most appealing."