Archie Miller Out at Indiana
Archie Miller is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at Indiana.
On Monday, the program announced the coach’s ousting after four seasons at the helm in Bloomington. Archie Miller went 67-58 overall and 33-44 in Big Ten contests during his tenure with zero NCAA Tournament appearances (though Indiana’s inclusion in 2020 would have been possible had the tournament been played). He also failed to beat Indiana’s arch rival Purdue in seven tries.
Archie Miller was tabbed as Indiana’s next head coach in 2017 when the Hoosiers hired him from Dayton.
Miller’s contract forced the school to pay him $10.3 million to buy him out of the deal, which Indiana came up with through the help of boosters.
“In the days following the completion of our season in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament, I have spent a great deal of time evaluating our recruiting, student-athlete development, leadership development and playing philosophy and strategy,” Indiana Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Dolson said in a release.
“Indiana Basketball has a long, rich history of success that dates back generations,” he continued. “Our five national championships and 22 Big Ten titles makes us one of the most accomplished programs in college basketball history. I have high expectations for our program, and we have not competed at a level within the conference or nationally that I believe we should.”
Indiana ended the 2020-21 campaign with a 12-15 (7-12) and lost six-straight games to close the season, with a 61-50 defeat to Rutgers in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament finishing off the team’s season.
Now for some other news from across the sport this week:
Nothing But News: March 9-15, 2021
Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported that Minnesota is letting go of head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, ending his eight seasons with the Gophers.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported DePaul has fired head men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao after six seasons.
Per Rothstein, Boston College has hired Charleston’s Earl Grant as its next head men’s basketball coach to replace Jim Christian, who was fired in February.
Jeff Borzello of ESPN reported Penn State has chosen Purdue assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry to take over as its next head men’s basketball coach.
The Men’s NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed in the first Selection Sunday since 2019. One of the main headlines from the unveiling was Louisville’s exclusive from the field.
The Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket will be released tonight as part of Selection Monday, with the tournament set to start Sunday.
Maya Moore confirmed she will not play in the WNBA in 2021.
The WNBA debuted a logo, basketball and uniforms as part of its “Count It” campaign in celebration of the league’s 25th season in 2021.
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