Jul 8 2013, 3:17am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
Butler University officially appointed Miller as the men's basketball team's new head coach on Saturday, as reported on the school's official website. He will take over the post vacated by Brad Stevens, who was hired to coach the Boston Celtics.
"I am confident that Brandon will carry on the Butler University basketball tradition of excellence, especially as we make the transition to the Big East Athletic Conference. As a player, assistant coach and person, Brandon has exemplified the Butler Way and brings a blend of energy, talent and integrity to this role. With Brandon's leadership, Butler is well positioned to expand upon the success of the last few years."
"I was thrilled. It was a dream of mine to become a head coach, and to be able to become a head coach and your alma mater. It's Butler University, and with everything going on here with joining the new Big East...there's excitement."
As a Butler Bulldog, Miller ranked among the university's all-time leaders in points (1,121), three-point field goals (189) and assists (305).
His hiring coincides with Butler University's first season in the Big East. The school bolsters the conference's 10-university lineup which also includes fellow new additions Creighton and Xavier.
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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