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Indiana fires former Dayton head coach Archie Miller

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University has parted ways with men’s basketball head coach Archie Miller just four seasons into his tenure in Bloomington.

Miller’s time as head coach ends with a 67-58 record in those four seasons for the Hoosiers after taking over as head coach in 2017. Miller did not lead Indiana to any NCAA tournament appearances.

IU made the move after the Hoosiers had a 12-15 campaign in the 2020-21 season and lost in the first round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament to Rutgers last week.

“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 Athletic Director Scott Dolson said in a statement posted on Indiana’s website. “That review, combined with the on-court results, ultimately led me to conclude that a change in leadership of our program is warranted at this time.”

IU reportedly owes Miller over $10 million in a buyout clause. According to earlier reports, Miller’s contract became fully guaranteed if he was fired before March 31, 2022. Dolson said “private philanthropic funding” had been secured for all transition costs and obligations related to firing Miller.

Miller took over Indiana in 2017 after six successful seasons at the helm for Dayton. Miller led the Flyers to four straight NCAA tournament appearances including the Flyers run to the Elite Eight in the 2013-14 season. For comparison, Miller’s record at UD was 139-63 and Dayton won two regular season conference titles.

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