According to a press release on Tuesday afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have opted to relieve head coach Tim Miles of his head coaching duties. Miles had just completed his seventh year with the program.
During his seven years in Lincoln, Miles had compiled a 116–114 (.504) overall record and a 52–76 (.406) record in Big Ten play. His most notable season with the Huskers was the 2013-’14 season when Miles led the team to a 19-13 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.
However, despite the early success, Nebraska struggled to find success in conference play. The Huskers had losing records in Big Ten play in four of the last five seasons with Miles at the helm. Undoubtedly, this was a key factor in his termination.
Athletic Director Bill Moos talked about the decision in the press release.
“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.”
Nebraska will now begin its search for its next head coach. The (rumored) leading contender for the job is Fred Hoiberg, who previously coached at Iowa State. BTPowerhouse will keep you posted as the search unfolds.