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Cincinnati hiring UNC Greensboro men’s basketball coach Wes Miller to replace John Brannen

  • April 15, 2021

Wes Miller was only 28 years-old when he faced his first rebuild.

After UNC Greensboro had a 2-8 start to the 2011-12 season, the Spartans fired head coach Mike Dement and gave the reigns to Miller, who was immediately the youngest head coach in college basketball.

Since then, Miller gained 10 years of experience, 185 career wins and two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Now Miller is heading to the University of Cincinnati to become the next head coach of the Bearcats, athletic director John Cunningham confirmed to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

In less than a week, the Bearcats fired one coach and hired a new one.

Wes Miller will be the next head coach of Cincinnati.

On Friday, Cunningham announced that UC fired head coach John Brannen. The Bearcats reached the American Athletic Conference Tournament title game in 2021, but UC had a 12-11 record in the regular season and its worst winning percentage since  2007.

After the season, six players entered the transfer portal, including standout freshman Mike Saunders Jr. and Tari Eason. 

Following the run of players entering the transfer portal, UC  launched a review of allegations related to its men’s basketball program on March 26. One week later, Cunningham announced men’s basketball head coach John Brannen has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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