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Wes Miller on Steve Forbes: “I think that he’ll do a tremendous job at Wake Forest”

UNC Greensboro head coach Wes Miller joins Josh Graham on The Sports Hub (WSJS).

Miller, 37, is young, but he brings plenty of experience to the sideline. After one season as an assistant coach, Miller was named UNC Greensboro’s head coach in 2011. Over the last nine seasons, Miller put together a record of 164-126 (.566), while leading a program resurgence.

Under his guidance, the Spartans won three regular season titles in the Southern Conference; in 2018, they emerged as league champion and earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid in 17 years. UNCG nearly staged a first-round upset of Gonzaga that year, too.

Going back over the last four seasons, though, UNCG has really taken off. Since the 2016-17 season, the Spartans have won over 75 percent of their games (104-34). During that time, UNC Greensboro dominated the Southern Conference, with a record of 57-15. In each of the last three seasons, the Spartans finished as top-100 KenPom team.

While on with Graham, Miller discussed the challenges with getting his current players back on campus (amid the pandemic) for workouts, how he handles communication efforts with his players in the age of social media, what a Steve Forbes-coached basketball team brings to the floor (defense) and recent developments with Ty Lawson. (Miller, of course, played for Roy Williams at UNC, too, and was a teammate of Lawson during the 2006-07 season.)

 

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