[Update - April 5th, 2019. If you happen to stumble upon this post days, months, years later... this is an April Fool’s joke.]
It has not been a week since Tim Miles was let go of by the University of Nebraska and he has already landed on his feet. The former Cornhusker basketball coach has accepted a job with the Creighton University athletic department as Associate Athletic Director of Basketball.
From the press release:
“The Creighton University Athletic Department is proud to announce the hiring of Tim Miles to our staff a our new Associate Athletic Director of Basketball. Tim brings to Creighton the leadership and experience that we look for in a quality administrator. The former Nebraska head coach hand proven that he is a top ambassador on and off the court and we look forward to his expertise on our campus.”
From Creighton head basketball coach Greg McDermott:
“I have known Tim for years going back to my coaching at Wayne State. He’s a class act and I have always thought highly of him. For this university to be able to bring him on board is fantastic. I look forward to working with him and improving the Bluejay basketball experience”
While this might come as a shock to many of you out there, Creighton does have a history of taking former Nebraska coaches and bringing them into the administration. Bruce Rasmussen, Creighton AD, brought former football coach Tom Osborne on as a consultant for the department roughly fifteen years ago. More recently former husker women’s basketball coach Connie Yori came back to her alma matter as a program adviser for the Bluejays.
So, Tim Miles is just adding another link to the chain of former Huskers who have been hired on to Creighton’s staff. I’m not going to lie, this is going to take some time for me to adjust to this. I really did not imagine coach Miles going north to Creighton for his next job. I figured he would be picked up as a head coach for another program in the region.
We wish Coach Miles the best in Omaha as it will now be an hour closer to his family in South Dakota and the drive will be a lot quicker now that he can just jump over to Iowa and take I-29 up to Sioux Falls to see his parents.
Anyway, April Fools...
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