Although the Cornhuskers struggled last season en route to an underwhelming 13-18 record, Nebraska extended basketball coach Tim Miles’ contract to the year 2020 on Tuesday.
More from Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald:
Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst confirmed to The World-Herald on Tuesday morning that the deals of Miles and women’s basketball coach Connie Yori have been extended one year each through the 2019-2020 seasons. There was no immediate comment about any change in salary.
Miles and Yori’s extensions give each coach five years, which has become the industry standard as a way to counter negative recruiting.
CBSSports.com has sources saying that Miles’ new contract is worth $2 million per year. While Nebraska struggled last season, the Cornhuskers did make the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Miles is 49-47 in his three seasons at Nebraska. He and the Cornhuskers are coming off a tumultuous season that saw Miles ban his players from the locker room after a loss to Iowa in February. With leading scorer Terran Petteway leaving the program, Nebraska will have it tough in a loaded Big Ten this coming season.
However, Miles is doing a good job of attracting transfers that are interested in the program, as he will likely get Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu to visit in early June. Also, Michigan grad transfer Max Bielfeldt has Nebraska among his top three suitors.