The sudden departure of Frank Haith after three seasons as the head coach of the Missouri Tigers to be Danny Manning’s successor with the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes has left one of the more attractive jobs in the SEC vacant, and according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman it could be filled by Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles.
Missouri may also make a run at Nebraska’s Tim Miles, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 17, 2014
Miles, 47, is coming off his second season in Lincoln where he guided the Cornhuskers to a 19-13 season and a trip to the second round in the NCAA Tournament, his second tournament appearance as a head coach. He took the Colorado State Rams to the second round two seasons ago, his final year with the Rams.
The Bleacher Report’s lead college basketball reporter Jason King also produced a short list of names that included Gregg Marshall and Matt Painter among top potential candidates for Missouri who missed the NCAA Tournament this season with a 24-12 record and a 9-9 mark in the SEC.