LINCOLN — Fifty-one days after Nebraska set a school record for conference men’s basketball victories and completed a regular season with its second-most wins, head coach Tim Miles has a contract extension.
It’s for one year.
That gives Miles, 97-97 overall and 46-62 (.434) in conference play after six seasons, three years total on his contract when the industry standard is four or five years to fend off negative recruiting from competing schools.
Miles, in a phone interview from a toll road in Maryland, was asked about the short length of the extension from Athletic Director Bill Moos.
“I’m excited about our progress, so the length isn’t a big deal to me,’’ Miles said. “I’m glad Bill saw fit, and the upper administration, to extend me. There are times that will help in recruiting.
“But I’m really just thrilled to get on the floor and be working with these guys in the spring and look forward to next year.’’
Miles’ salary and buyout remain the same with his extension.
Miles signed a seven-year contract after replacing Doc Sadler in 2012, but didn’t get the usual one-year contract extensions the past two years from then-A.D. Shawn Eichorst.
Under the previous terms of his contract, Miles was set to make $2.375 million in 2018-19.
Nebraska, picked to finish 13th out of 14 Big Ten teams last season, finished 22-11 overall and fourth in the league at 13-5. The Huskers got NCAA at-large consideration but landed in the NIT, losing in the first round at Mississippi State.
Miles now has one NCAA appearance and one NIT appearance in his six years on the job.