Nebraska fires Tim Miles

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Nebraska finally did the inevitable, firing Tim Miles after seven seasons with the program.

“Tim Miles is a good basketball coach who has put his heart, soul and energy into the Nebraska men’s basketball program over the past seven years,” athletic director Bill Moos said. “Ultimately, we have not maintained a level of consistent success and stability on the court, and after a full review I have made the decision to move in another direction for the leadership of our program.”

Miles has been the head coach of the Cornhuskers since 2012, racking up a 116-114 record and a 52-76 mark in Big Ten play. He reached the NCAA tournament in his second season in Lincoln, but failed to get back to the dance over the course of the last five years.

That includes a 2017-18 season where Nebraska finished 22-11 and went 13-5 in the Big Ten, becoming the first school from that conference to miss out on the NCAA tournament after winning more than 11 games in league play.

The name that has been linked to this job for weeks is former Chicago Bulls and Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg, whose grandfather, Jerry Bush, was once the head coach at Nebraska.