Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos confirmed on Tuesday that men’s basketball coach Tim Miles will return for next season. He advanced that on Wednesday, saying he hopes to have an extension done with Miles shortly after the 2018 Final Four.
Just spoke with Bill Moos in regards to Tim Miles. Asked him point blank if Miles will be the coach here next season.
"Oh yeah. Tim is my coach," he said.
Wasn't ready to talk specifics, but hopes to have an extension done sometime shortly after the Final Four. #Huskers
— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) March 27, 2018
This was a decision Moos likely needed to make sooner rather than later, as Miles’ contract was set to expire after the 2018-19 season. That would have put a cloud over Miles all of next season. Moos didn’t comment on any specifics of the extension, per Husker Extra’s Chris Basnett.
Miles just finished his sixth season in Lincoln with a program-best 22 wins after Nebraska was picked to finish 13th in the conference in the Big Ten preseason media poll. The Huskers still missed the NCAA Tournament after falling to Michigan in their first Big Ten Tournament matchup, but made the NIT for their first postseason action in four years. There, Nebraska fell to Mississippi State in the first round.
The Final Four will start this Saturday, with the winners of Michigan vs. Loyola-Chicago and Villanova vs. Kansas meeting in the National Championship Game on Monday.