The Nebraska men's college basketball team is gearing up for a contest in the NIT. After failing to reach the NCAA Tournament, the Huskers are focused on their upcoming battle against Butler tonight on ESPN2.
Head coach Tim Miles was reportedly on the hot seat after not leading the Huskers to an NCAA Tournament appearance. A statement from athletic director Bill Moos didn't calm any nerves.
“We will await Sunday’s announcement to see if we receive an invitation to participate in the NIT," Moos said in the statement. "Once our season is completed, my evaluation of our men’s basketball program will draw to a close.”
Despite Moos saying the team would address the coaching position at the end of the season, a new report suggests that was a lie.
According to college basketball and football insider Lars Anderson, Nebraska has a new head coach. Anderson reported the team finalized a deal with former Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.
There's only one problem: the team hasn't fired Tim Miles.
As Nebraska gears up to take on Butler, Miles will man the sideline as the team's head coach.
It's not a great look for Moos, unless he and Miles have a gentlemen's agreement to allow Miles to coach out the season.
Hoiberg led Iowa State to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances before leaving to coach the Bulls.
After four seasons in Chicago, it looks like he's ready to come back to the college game.