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IU Hires Archie Miller As Men’s Basketball Coach

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IU says Miller is regarded as one of the best young coaches in basketball.

Indiana University announced Saturday Archie Miller will be the new head men’s basketball coach.

The move comes less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford said he wouldn’t take the job and nine days after Tom Crean was fired after nine seasons.

“While there was great interest in this position, Archie Miller was on my short list from the very beginning,” IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass said in a statement. “The more I learned about him, the more convinced I became that he is the coach we need to meet our high expectations for many years to come. “

Miller has spent the last six seasons as the coach at Dayton. He led the Flyers to a 139-63 record, the last two Atlantic 10 regular-season titles and NCAA Tournament appearances each of the past four seasons. Before going to Dayton, he was an assistant at Arizona, Ohio State, North Carolina State and Western Kentucky.

“I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” Miller said in a statement. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I cannot wait to get started.”

Glass will introduce Miller during a press conference at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Monday.

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