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Nebraska Cornhuskers Sign Extension With Tim Miles Through 2019-2020 Season

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The Cornhuskers have inked their head coach for the future.

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According to a report from The World Heard, Nebraska has signed an extension with head coach Tim Miles through the 2019-20 season.  The news comes as Miles is coming off his third season as head coach of Nebraska.

Miles became the Nebraska head coach in 2012 and has completed three seasons with the Cornhuskers.  Nebraska made the NCAA Tournament in 2014, but failed to make the postseason in either 2013 or 2015.  Overall, Miles has a 47-49 record with the program and a 21-33 record in Big Ten play.

Though most of Nebraska's success under Miles came in the 2013-14 season, his achievements have been noteworthy as he led the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998.  Along with this, the team's 19 overall wins in 2013-14 was tied for the second highest for the program since 1999.

With the extension, Miles is now signed as Nebraska's head coach for the next 5 seasons.  If Miles remains in Lincoln for the duration of the contract, he will be 54 and the longest sitting head coach for the basketball team since Danny Nee, who coached Nebraska from 1986 to 2000.

Next season is set to be an important one for Nebraska as the team loses key contributors in Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford.  However, the program is welcoming several high profile recruits and transfers and fans will see where Miles can take the program in year four of his tenure.