Cincinnati Bearcats rent Wes Miller as new males’s basketball head coach

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Cincinnati announced on Wednesday that it has hired former members UNC Greensboro Coach Wes Miller to be the next men’s basketball head coach.

The school said in a statement that Miller will get a six-year contract.

Miller has been with UNCG for 10 seasons. In the past five seasons, he has led the Spartans to three regular season championships and two appearances at NCAA tournaments. UNCG has finished 13-5 or better in the Southern Conference for the past five seasons.

“I am honored to lead such a famous program and look forward to getting to work,” Miller said in a statement. “I also can’t thank UNCG enough because I wouldn’t be here without my players and Sporting Director Kim Record. The last decade I’ve been coaching the Spartans has been extremely rewarding.”

Last season, the Spartans won both regular season titles and conference tournaments in the SoCon before falling to 4-Seed Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Miller, 38, was a leading candidate for North CarolinaThe position as head coach earlier this month, before the Tar Heels decided to hire Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams. Miller is from North Carolina and played under Williams at Chapel Hill. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Elon and High point before joining UNC Greensboro as an assistant coach in 2010. A year later he was promoted to head coach.

Miller replaces John Brannen, who was sacked after two seasons last week following an investigation into the program. The school took Brannen on leave at the beginning of April after six players entered the transfer portal in the first three days after the end of the season.