N-U Fires Head Basketball Coach Tim Miles

University of Nebraska is looking for a new head basketball coach.Head Coach Tim Miles was let go after spending seven years with the Huskers.

The announcement was made by Athletic Director Bill Moos Tuesday.The decision to end Miles' employment came after meeting 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.”

Miles led the Huskers to a 19-17 record in 2018-19 and finishes his career with Nebraska with a 116-114 record.Miles coached the Huskers to one NCAA Tournament in 2014 and two trips to the NIT.

Moos will now focus on finding the next head coach and hopes to move quickly in the search process.His main goal is to find 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.”

Tim Miles released this statement:

“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.

“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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