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Nebrasketball: Coach Tim Miles Is Relieved of His Duties

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Seven seasons leading the Huskers wasn’t enough for the South Dakota native

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

After a 72 to 88 loss to TCU in the NIT tournament on Sunday evening the University of Nebraska Athletic Department has decided to let men’s basketball head coach Tim Miles go.

Nebraska started the year off with lofty expectations with some of the best talent in a decade returning to Pinnacle Bank Arena for one special year. Unfortunately the injuries, schedule, and bad luck got in the way and the season started to spiral out of control once the conference slate started. Nebraska ended the year with a 19–17 record and 6–14 in the Big Ten.

Tim Miles had gone 116–114 and a conference record of 52–76 in seven years at the helm of the basketball team. His best season was his second in 2014 where he led the team to the NCAA Tournament and a fourth place finish in the Big Ten Conference.

His teams were plagued by misses on recruits, transfers, and injuries. Depth was always a problem and lack of leadership from the players always seemed to keep Nebraska from improving.

We wish Coach Miles the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his year at Nebraska. Stay with Corn Nation as we will update you on the upcoming coaching search.