Despite reports that former Gator Mike Miller had talked with Florida about it’s vacant assistant coach position, it appears that Miller is headed to Memphis.
John Martin of 92.9 ESPN-Memphis reported via Twitter that a deal is very close to being done:
Pending NCAA certification test and a conversation with AD Tom Bowen, Mike Miller will be an assistant coach at the University of Memphis. Sides finalizing details. Very close to being done.
— John Martin (@JohnMartin929) April 5, 2018
According to The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, Miller was weighing all of his options, including Florida, Louisville, and TCU in addition to Memphis.
Miller spent the last year coaching an AAU club in Memphis that featured his son, Mason, a 6’6 rising sophomore with a smooth stroke from deep, as well as training several of the top prospects in the country.
Miller played two years at Florida, leading the Gators to a national title appearance before declaring for the NBA Draft. Miller averaged 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 48% from the field while wearing the orange and blue.
With the impending announcement of Miller at Memphis, Florida head coach Mike White will have to look at other options to fill the opening left by Dusty May, who took over the program at Florida Atlantic.