Sean Miller to take over as USA Basketball’s U19 head coach

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Arizona head coach Sean Miller has officially been named Billy Donovan’s replacement for USA Basketball’s U19 team in the upcoming 2015 World Championships.

Donovan withdrew from the position after the former Florida head coach took the same position with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Miller had been an assistant on the U18 team that won gold in the 2014 World Championships.

“I am honored to be named head coach of the USA Men’s U19 World Championship Team,” Miller said in a release put out by USA Basketball. “It is exciting to be coaching such a talented group of young players, as well as working alongside a great coaching staff. I look forward to the responsibility and challenges that lie ahead in our journey to win the gold medal at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Miller’s staff will include Providence head coach Ed Cooley, who was an assistant with Miller on last summer’s U18 team, as well as Dayton head coach Archie Miller, Sean’s little bother. The elder Miller represented Team USA in the 1991 World University Games.