Often, a coach will receive a 1-year extension to keep the length of his contract the same. It shows stability in a program for recruits.
That’s not the case for Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles, who won’t receive one for the upcoming season. He still has four years remaining on his deal.
“In the end, we agreed that now wasn’t the time to really talk about the contract,’’ Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst told the Omaha World-Herald. “He’s got four years left. There is stability with that. His assistant coaches are all under multiple-year contracts.
“It’s a testament to Tim. He knows he has the resources in the sport necessary. He’s bound and determined to keep us heading the right direction. We feel good about that.’’
The 5-year term can give recruits confidence that the coach will be there for their whole career, and prevent other schools from using stability as a knock against another program. Miles signed a 7-year deal in 2012 after leaving Colorado State.
Miles is 63-67 in four seasons as the Huskers coach. He took the team to the NCAA Tournament in 2014.