Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has received a one-year contract extension which will keep him on the Huskers’ sideline through the 2020-21 season, the school announced Tuesday. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports was first to report the news. Miles has been with Nebraska for six seasons and led the team to a 22-11 record in the 2017-18 season.
“Tim and his staff did an outstanding job this season with 22 wins and 13 Big Ten Conference victories,” Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said in a team statement. “That type of performance certainly merits an extension of Tim’s contract as the leader of our men’s basketball program.
“I have been very impressed with the energy and passion Tim provides for the Nebraska men’s basketball program, as well as his commitment to his staff and the young men on our team.”
Miles was on the hot seat entering last season, but he led Nebraska to a 13-5 record in the Big Ten and a fourth-place finish in the conference. The Huskers missed out on the NCAA Tournament, however, and were a No. 5 seed in the NIT, much to Miles’ chagrin.
Still, the 22 wins were the most Nebraska has had in a season since going 26-8 in the 1990-91 campaign. It was also the first time the program finished above .500 since the 2013-14 season when Nebraska went 19-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament in Miles’ second year.
“We have great young guys in our program,” Miles added in the team statement. “Our spring workouts are going well, and we are excited for next season. As this past season showed, we are building in the right direction. I am appreciative of the University administration and Athletic Director Bill Moos for their support of our program.”