"Miles will always be a Wildcat," said Arizona head coach Lute Olson. "He will be remembered as a competitor, as a leader and a winner. We appreciate his efforts as an assistant on our staff, and as we move forward, we wish him the best of luck."
Simon was named an assistant coach following a six-year professional career that saw him play in the NBA, CBA and in four foreign countries. Since his retirement as a player in December 2004, he returned to Tucson and completed requirements towards a B.S. in Family Studies, which were fulfilled on July 20, 2005.
A four-year letterman for the Wildcats from 1994-98, Simon was a first team All-America selection in 1998 by the Associated Press, the John R. Wooden Award, The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He also earned all-Pac-10 Conference and NABC all-District 15 honors as a senior. In 114 career appearances (90 starts), Simon averaged 14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
During his UA career, Simon helped the Wildcats to a 106-27 (.797) record, the 1997 national championship and one Pac-10 championship (1998). He finished his career ranked seventh on Arizona's career points scored list with 1,664, while ranking sixth with 455 career assists and fourth with 176 career three-point field goals.