Nebraska Men's Basketball Coach fired
Nebraska basketball head coach Tim Miles has officially been let go after seven seasons at the helm of the Huskers.
In a tweet, @CoachMiles said, "Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey. It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers."
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said the decision to end Miles’ employment came after consulting with University leaders.
“Tim Miles is a good basketball coach who has put his heart, soul and energy into the Nebraska men’s basketball program over the past seven years,” Moos said. “Ultimately, we have not maintained a level of consistent success and stability on the court, and after a full review I have made the decision to move in another direction for the leadership of our program.”
The Huskers finished the season with a 19-17 record following a season-ending loss at TCU in the second round of the NIT.
Miles came to the Huskers after coaching for five years at Colorado State University. The 2018-19 season was viewed as a disappointing campaign, after a senior-heavy roster failed to meet preseason expectations.
Miles career record with the Huskers was 116-114. His 116 wins rank third all-time among Nebraska coaches. He led Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and was named 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year.
In 2018, Nebraska's 22 wins were the second most in school history.
Coach Miles' contract with Nebraska began April 1, 2015 and was set to end March 31, 2021. With two years left on his contract, Nebraska owes Miles $2,520,000.
Moos said he will focus his search on finding a head coach who will put the Huskers in the best position to be competitive in the Big Ten Conference and nationally. Moos said he hopes Nebraska is able to move quickly in its search for a new head coach, but his primary focus is finding the right fit.
“I am confident there will be strong interest from the coaching community about the opportunity to lead our men’s basketball program,” Moos said. “We are fully committed to providing the necessary resources to position our basketball program for success on the conference and national level. I expect to find a head coach who will elevate Nebraska basketball to new heights.”
However, a source has confirmed to 10/11 NOW Sports that Nebraska has already reached out to Fred Hoiberg for the head coach position. Hoiberg is the former head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Iowa State.
Hoiberg was born in Lincoln and still has family here. He is also the grandson of former Nebraska basketball coach, Jerry Bush.