Cincinnati Bearcats hire Wes Miller as new men’s basketball head coach

Cincinnati Bearcats hire Wes Miller as new men's basketball head coach

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Cincinnati announced on Wednesday that it has hired former UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller as the next head coach of men’s basketball.
The school said in a statement that Miller would be awarded a six-year contract.

Miller has been at UNCG for 10 seasons. In the past five seasons, he’s led the Spartans to three regular season championships and two NCAA tournament appearances. The UNCG have finished 13-5 or better in the Southern Conference in each of the past five seasons.

“I am honored to be leading such a rich program and excited to get to work,” Miller said in a statement. “I also can’t thank the UNCG enough because I wouldn’t be here without my players and sporting director Kim Record. It has been an extremely rewarding decade of coaching the Spartans. “

Last season, the Spartans won both regular season and conference tournament titles in SoCon before dropping to four seeds from Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Miller, 38, was one of the main contenders for North Carolina’s head coach earlier this month before the Tar Heels decided to hire Hubert Davis as Roy Williams’ replacement. A native of North Carolina, Miller played under Williams at Chapel Hill. He started his coaching career as an assistant coach with Elon and High Point before joining UNC Greensboro as an assistant coach in 2010. He was promoted to head coach a year later.

Miller replaces John Brannen, who was sacked last week after two seasons following an investigation into the program. The school put Brannen on leave in early April after six players entered the transfer portal within the first three days of the end of the season.

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