Wes Miller was the runner-up to replace Roy Williams at North Carolina with Hubert Davis winning the job. Now, after 10 years and UNC-Greensboro, he is moving on to his next job as the head coach of Cincinnati. Miller will replace John Brannen who was fired amid allegations of abuse after his team had a mass exodus following the season.
Miller won his league four times throughout his tenure at UNCG, including his first and last years. He also made the tournament twice and at just 38 has been one of the hottest names in coaching for young up-and-comers for a few years now. He will now get to show his chops at a higher level as he’ll coach in the AAC, something that was a possible hindrance to him getting the North Carolina job.
This one is a little outside the box regionally, but Miller’s personality fits the UC program.
Has also done a heck of a job at UNCG. Two NCAA tourney appearance in the last four years. https://t.co/0FrbvIRZGm
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 15, 2021
Getting Cincinnati back on track won’t be an easy task after so many departures but with so much talent in the transfer portal, there are players to be had. Miller should be able to come in and help fix the culture that was seemingly toxic over the last couple of years. Cincinnati was the class of the AAC during Mick Cronin’s time and with a proven coach like Miller in the fold, they should have a chance to get back to competing at the top with Houston.