Following Nebraska’s run in the B1G Tournament, athletic director Bill Moos released a statement on Tim Miles’ future with the program. All that was really said, though, was that Moos would wait until the Huskers’ postseason run in the NIT was done before making a decision.
However, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium, the decision on Miles’ future in Lincoln has already been made.
Goodman reported on Monday afternoon that Nebraska will let go of Miles after the NIT and will then target Fred Hoiberg to coach the Huskers moving forward. Miles is in his seventh year with the Huskers.
Former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg expected to be the frontrunner for the Nebraska job when Tim Miles is let go, source told @Stadium. Nebraska currently in NIT.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 18, 2019
Hoiberg would be somewhat of a hometown hire for the Huskers. Though he played high school basketball in Iowa and attended Iowa State, Hoiberg was born in Lincoln.
Hoiberg also brings coaching experience to Nebraska, having served as the head coach at Iowa State from 2010-15. He led the Cyclones to tournament appearances in four of his five seasons and made the Sweet 16 in 2014.
Iowa State was 115-56 in five years.
After five years in Ames, Hoiberg took over as head coach for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls from 2015-2018. He was fired midway through this season following a 5-19 start.
Nebraska had hopes of making the NCAA Tournament this season, but after a season-ending injury to Isaac Copeland, the Huskers couldn’t string together enough wins to get to the Big Dance. Instead, they’ll host Butler in the NIT on Wednesday.
The Huskers finished the year 18-16. In seven seasons in Lincoln, Miles is 115-113 and has guided Nebraska two three postseason appearances, one NCAA Tournament (2014) and two NITs (2018, 2019.