Miles: ‘I Want to be the Coach Here.’

Miles has been on and off the hot seat during his half-decade. Photo credit, Omaha World Herald.

 

Before his team’s key matchup Thursday night at Michigan State, Nebraska basketball’s head coach Tim Miles expressed his desire to remain as the Husker’s main man.

“Over the last weeks I think there have been plenty of questions about my longevity at Nebraska,” Miles said. “One, I want to be forceful that I want to be the coach here. I believe Shawn (Eichorst) wants me to be the coach here. I believe Marc (Boehm) does.”

These comments come after some believe Miles is back on the hot seat.

Over his 5 years, Miles is 75-81 overall and 33-53 in Big Ten games. This year’s Husker team is 12-14 (6-8) while losing three of those games by a single point.

When talking about his relationship with the university’s athletic director at his press conference on Wednesday, Miles said, “(Eichorst and I) talk on a regular basis, he’s always very encouraging and positive about the direction we’re going.

“As you look forward, Shawn has done a great job with us, adding staff. We’ve improved our staff, we’ve improved our recruiting budget. I feel really comfortable about the direction we’re going.”

Eichorst commented on the situation Wednesday night on his radio station stating, “Tim and I are on the same page.

“I know he has a vision. I know he has a plan. I know he’s worked hard.”

He had refused to give comments to various news outlets after Miles’ press conference, meaning these comments came hours after the presser.

Omaha World-Herald staff writer and Husker basketball expert, Lee Barfknecht claimed, “only a damn fool would deny Miles a sixth season.”

Barftknecht went on to state that next season’s team will have nine players from the national Top 150 list coming out of high school.

(to see more of Barftknecht’s article click here)

Supporters for a coaching change would point to loses like those against Incarnate Word and Gardner-Webb.

Miles is currently sitting on a contract that would see him through the 2019/20 season.

 

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