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Mike Miller steps down at Memphis

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Miller was becoming a force on the recruiting scene.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Tigers assistant coach, and former NBA guard Mike Miller, is stepping down from his role with the Tigers to spend more time with his family, according to Memphis beat-writer John Martin.

Miller has been an integral part of the recruiting efforts of Memphis and head coach Penny Hardaway, as the Tigers signed the No. 1 recruiting class in 2019, as he led the recruitment of Precious Achiuwa, Boogie Ellis, and Lester Quinones.

Miller was part of the “revival” of Memphis basketball, but the Tigers struggled on the recruiting trail in 2020, as they currently have the No. 130 ranked recruiting class in the country, but they did land two big-time transfers in DeAndre Williams and Landers Nolley.

With Miller, it will be hard for Penny to replace the big-name appeal that Miller brought to the staff, and with the recruiting already suffering, it seems like Memphis might fall even more.