Mike Miller Joins Memphis Tigers Coaching Staff
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South Dakota native and two-time NBA Champion Mike Miller will join Penny Hardaway’s coaching staff at the University of Memphis as an assistant coach.
The announcement came Thursday when sources told CBS Sports.
Miller, 38, grew up in Mitchell and played basketball for the late Gary Munsen.
In college, Miller went on to play basketball at the University of Florida. He spent two seasons there before declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.
Miller was drafted No. 5 overall by the Orlando Magic, where he won the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2001.
Throughout the rest of his professional career, which just came to an end in 2017, he spent time with Orlando (2000-03), Memphis (03-08, 13-14), Minnesota (08-09), Washington (09-10), Miami (10-13), Cleveland (14-15), and Denver (15-17).
Miller was apart of the Miami Heat squads that went on to win the NBA Finals in back-to-back season (2011-12 and 2012-13).
Within the past month, sources told CBS Sports that Miller has shown interest in “wanting to enter the college basketball profession.”
According to CBS Sports reporter Gary Parrish, Miller met with Hardaway for a second time on Tuesday of this week to “finalize details.”
The University of Memphis Athletics Department is expected to make the announcement official in the coming days.