Tim Miles wants to return for a sixth season as Nebraska’s basketball coach. His comments come after Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst declined to guarantee that Miles will return in an interview with the Omaha-World Herald.
“I want to be the coach here and I believe Shawn wants me to be the coach here”, said Miles. “I feel great about the fact that we have a great relationship. We talk on a regular basis and he is always very encouraging a positive about what we are doing and the direction we are going.”
Miles led the Huskers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014 but since then the program has slumped to a 17-33 record in Big Ten play. The Huskers take a 6-8 record into Thursday night” game at Michigan State.
The Huskers have won two straight heading into East Lasing following a 58-57 win at Ohio State on Saturday. The Huskers not only overcame an 11-point second-half deficit, but trailed 57-52 with less than 30 seconds remaining before closing the game with a 6-0 run to earn their first-ever victory in Columbus.
Michigan State (16-11, 8-6 Big Ten) looks to bounce back following an 80-63 loss to Purdue on Saturday.