Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles had a pretty good idea he was going to be fired a month ago. On Tuesday, it finally happened.
The outspoken Miles was forced to issue a public apology last month when he addressed his tenuous job security on a podcast by saying, “If they fire me, they’re still going to pay me. … I’m still a millionaire.”
Although Miles later said he was being sarcastic, the comments didn’t go over well with the Cornhuskers faithful.
At the time, Miles also said he felt Nebraska still had a chance to make the NCAA tournament. However, the team finished with a 19-17 record and lost to TCU in the second round of the NIT.
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“Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey,” Miles said in a statement. “It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers.
Under Miles, the Huskers compiled an overall record of 116-114 with one NCAA tournament berth in seven seasons.
And about that millionaire status: Miles, 52, was fired with two years left on his contract. Under terms of his deal, the school must pay him $105,000 for every month remaining, which comes out to a total of $2.52 million.
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