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Nebraska fires men's basketball coach Tim Miles

Posted at 2:13 PM, Mar 26, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska has fired men's basketball coach Tim Miles after seven seasons.

Miles led the Huskers to one NCAA Tournament in 2014 and two NIT appearances in 2018 & 2019.

His record at NU was 116-114 but just 52-76 in Big Ten regular season games. Miles led the Big Red to a 19-17 record in his final season but went just 6-14 in the league as Nebraska finished 13th in the conference. His final game was Sunday's 2nd round NIT loss at TCU, 88-72.

Miles was hired as the 27th coach in program history on March 24, 2012, replacing Doc Sadler. Miles was in his 2nd season at Nebraska in 2014 when he led the Huskers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 16 years & was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. However, NU failed to win its first ever NCAA Tournament game falling to Baylor in the first round.

Last season, Nebraska went 22-11 and 13-5 in the Big Ten, its most wins ever in conference play. But the Huskers once again suffered an early postseason loss falling to Mississippi State in the first round of the NIT.

3/27/19 UPDATE

Nebraska Athletics Director Bill Moos announced that Husker Coaching Staff Member Jim Molinari will serve as the interim men's basketball coach.

Moos said:

“It has been my practice to designate someone to be in charge during a time of transition. Because Jim has experience as a head coach, I can be confident that every aspect of the program will be monitored.”

Molinari has been with the Huskers since 2014 and previously served as head coach at Western Illinois, Minnesota, Bradley and Northern Illinois.