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Username Post: Glen Miller Leaves UConn        (Topic#20189)
rbg 
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03-27-17 02:22 PM - Post#228213    

On Saturday, UConn announced that Associate Head Coach, Glen Miller is leaving the program. No specific reason for the change has been noted, although the writer at the Hartford Courant mentios that the former Penn and Brown coach wants to be a head coach again and has an interest in the vacant UMass job.

Time will tell if Miller ends up involved in some capacity in Amherst.

http://www.theuconnblog.com/2017/3/25/15055118/uc o...

http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-mens-bas ketbal...

 
penn nation 
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Re: Glen Miller Leaves UConn
03-27-17 02:42 PM - Post#228218    
    In response to rbg

I wonder who he'll list as his Penn reference.

 
Jeff2sf 
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03-27-17 02:56 PM - Post#228221    
    In response to penn nation

I'll do it

 
Silver Maple 
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03-27-17 03:09 PM - Post#228224    
    In response to Jeff2sf

I'd give anything to be a fly on the wall when potential employers ask him about what happened at Penn. I'm dying to hear how he spins it.

 
palestra38 
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03-27-17 03:45 PM - Post#228232    
    In response to Silver Maple

Looks like he was the sacrificial lamb after the unacceptable 16-17 season in a not very strong league. Either that, or his personality started coming out again in a season of adversity. But it does appear to be a firing.

 
rbg 
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09-28-17 07:29 AM - Post#233294    
    In response to palestra38

Per Jeff Goodman at ESPN, Glen Miller is back at work, assisting former UConn coach Jim Calhoun put together at team at Division III St. Joseph (CT) for 2018-2019.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketba ll/story/...

 
Silver Maple 
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Glen Miller Leaves UConn
09-28-17 08:58 AM - Post#233300    
    In response to rbg

Miller has tiny orange spheres oozing out of his pores. If he can't get a D1 job, he'll take a D3 one. If he couldn't have gotten a college job at all, he'd have coached high school. Or at the local JCC. Anything.

 
yoyo 
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09-28-17 10:43 AM - Post#233305    
    In response to Silver Maple

who?

 
palestra38 
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Re: Glen Miller Leaves UConn
09-28-17 10:54 AM - Post#233306    
    In response to Silver Maple

Our version of Rollie, eh?

 
Jeff2sf 
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09-28-17 11:03 AM - Post#233307    
    In response to palestra38

i just took a sip of water so that I could spit it out on the computer. our version of rollie? apart from the national championship and how villanova's program is not laying in ruin? sure, i guess.

 
palestra38 
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09-28-17 12:11 PM - Post#233310    
    In response to Jeff2sf

Sometimes you have to read the exchange before spitting. I was referring to the fact that he has basketballs coming through his pores and must work Division 3 if he must, but he can do nothing but coach. No one was comparing records (although Rollie is not loved at Nova)

 
Silver Maple 
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09-28-17 12:14 PM - Post#233312    
    In response to palestra38

Rollie may not be loved at Nova, but he can't possibly be as reviled as Miller is at Penn.

Although, speaking only for myself, the main emotion I feel toward Miller is pity, with a bit of anger as leavening. My true rage and revulsion is reserved for Steve Bilsky.

 
palestra38 
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09-28-17 12:15 PM - Post#233313    
    In response to Silver Maple

Agreed

 
penn nation 
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09-28-17 12:33 PM - Post#233315    
    In response to Silver Maple

We can be angry with Bilsky, but "revulsion" might be a bit too strong. As far as I know, he did nothing illegal, and our student athletes were not being given free passes, bogus diplomas or kickbacks.

Did he severely damage the basketball program anyways? You betcha.

 
Jeff2sf 
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09-28-17 01:04 PM - Post#233320    
    In response to penn nation

i agree with SM regarding Bilsky. You can survive one bad hire, the way he compounded the mistake...

 
palestra38 
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09-28-17 01:38 PM - Post#233322    
    In response to Jeff2sf

Agreed again. Although I still don't think hiring him was a mistake. But when he had to go (and he did), Bilsky tried to cover up criticism by hiring a Penn hero, passed over the two experienced assistants who were far more responsible for the one good year with Miller recruits and then gave Allen the secret extension lasting through the time Bilsky would be retired. Pretty deceptive all around.

 
Silver Maple 
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09-28-17 01:52 PM - Post#233323    
    In response to palestra38

Bilsky also took far too long to fire Miller. I agree that it's difficult to criticize the hire, but any id1ot could see by the end of season 3 that the wheels had come off. And a good, wise AD who wasn't an egomaniac probably would have seen it at the end of season 2.

 
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