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.
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.