Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos confirmed on Tuesday what was likely only a formality: Huskers basketball coach Tim Miles will return for the 2018-19 season, Moos told Husker Online’s Steve Rosen.
While Miles entered the season on a hot seat that only seemed to get hotter once Nebraska ousted Shawn Eichorst as athletic director and replaced him with Moos. But Miles exceeded expectations to bring Nebraska a program-best 22-11 record and a No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after the team was picked to finish 13th in the preseason Big Ten media poll. The Huskers contended for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, but a loss to Michigan in their first conference tournament game ended those hopes.
Nebraska ended up in the NIT, still their first postseason appearance in four years, in Miles’ sixth season in Lincoln. The Huskers bowed out to Mississippi State in their first NIT battle.
“I’ve been in conversations with Tim, and he will be with us again next year,” Moos told Husker Online. “We’re still working out some of the numbers and details.”