Nebraska fires men’s basketball coach Tim Miles

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Nebraska Cornhuskers announced a change with their men’s basketball team on Tuesday. The team has fired head coach Tim Miles after seven seasons at the school.

A national search has begun to find his replacement. Athletic Director Bill Moos will lead the group to find a new men’s basketball coach.

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“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.”

This past season under Miles, the team went 19-17 overall. However, they had just a 6-14 record within the Big Ten Conference.

The team went 13-6 at home. However, on the road, they went a combined 6-11.

The Cornhuskers lost in the second round of the NIT Tournament on Sunday. The TCU Horned Frogs won 88-72 over Nebraska in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey,” Miles said. 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.

“A special thank you and deep gratitude to our players and parents who have been with us and supported us over the years.  Thanks to our coaches, legends, alumni and to all of the support staff who interact with our program on a daily basis and made the experience one I will always cherish. To the fans, students and supporters who make Pinnacle Bank Arena such an incredible venue, much respect and thank you as well. My family will always be cheering for the Huskers and look forward to seeing #Nebrasketball make history in the near future. GBR!”

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