Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has added Michael Lewis to his staff. Lewis was a point guard at Indiana from 1997 to 2000 and spent the past five years on the staff at Butler.
“Leaving Butler for me was difficult for me was difficult because of how comfortable I was”, said Lewis. “Growing up in that state, playing at Indiana and being able to work in that state is what made it difficult but I would not have made this move if I did not think we could push this over the top.”
During his five years at Butler, the Bulldogs made four postseason appearances, including three NCAA appearances. Prior to joining the staff at Butler, Lewis spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois.
His interest in the job at Nebraska began with a phone call.
“I have known Tim for a few years. We were just having a casual conversation over the phone and I just simply asked him what he was doing with his open spot. It kind of snowballed from there and happened pretty quickly.”
Lewis had an outstanding high school career at Jasper High School in Indiana, and he finished his prep playing days in 13th place on Indiana’s all-time high school scoring list with 2,138 career points.