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Nebraska Coach Tim Miles Apologizes For Podcast Comments

Nebraska basketball head coach Tim Miles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Head coach Tim Miles of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks on against the Maryland Terrapins in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maryland defeated Nebraska 97-86. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles is having a hard enough time making things work on the court, so he probably doesn't need added stress coming off the court. Unfortunately for him, he has had to deal with an off-the-court issue of his own making.

On Thursday, Miles publicly apologized on Twitter for distasteful comments he recently made on the Good ‘N Plenty podcast. In the interview, Miles jokingly implied that he's not worried about being fired at Nebraska since he would get his money anyway.

He capped off the statement by proclaiming, "I’m still a millionaire." It went down very poorly with fans.

Earlier this week, my (sarcastic) attempt at humor during a podcast failed. Anyone who knows me understands that I got into coaching and remain a basketball coach for reasons far beyond money. I apologize to anyone offended or taken aback by my flippant remark.

Miles is in his seventh season at the helm for the Huskers. He has led the team to one NCAA tournament and one NIT tournament.

It has been a trying season for Miles, who could be at a greater risk of being fired than he may admit.

Miles' team is 15-12 with a 5-11 conference record, and their NCAA tournament hopes are hanging by a thread.

After starting the season 11-2, the Huskers got off to an abysmal start in their Big Ten conference games.

The team went 2-2 in early January before losing seven games in a row, failing to score at least 70 points in any of those games.

Nebraska broke the losing streak with back-to-back wins over Minnesota and Northwestern before falling on the road to Penn State this past week.

Their next game will be Saturday against No. 15 Purdue.