The day after Selection Sunday kicks off with a bang, as two Big Ten schools oust their head coaches.
Archie Miller, hailed as the saving grace to Indiana Hoosiers basketball, has been let go by Indiana, per Jeff Goodman. This comes after yet another disastrous year for the Hoosiers, one that saw them go 12-15 and miss the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year, and the fourth straight year in Archie’s tenure. Miller failed to take Indiana to a single NCAA Tournament.
Miller finished his Hoosier tenure with a 67-58 record and never having a winning record in Big Ten play.
Keeping it in the Big Ten, Richard Pitino was let go by Minnesota as well today, keeping up with the time-old tradition of ‘Like father, like son.’ Pitino took over for the Golden Gophers after one season at Florida International.
Pitino led Minnesota to just two NCAA Tournament appearances, but to his credit, did win Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016-17, something Archie Miller never did.
Pitino ends his Minnesota tenure with a 141-123 record and a .534 winning percentage.
Now, both schools will begin the process of hiring new head coaches. You also have to wonder if either of these schools have some big-time transfers emerge that Kentucky could consider.
For what it’s worth, Jamal Mashburn Jr. is coming off a nice freshman season with the Gophers.