On Tuesday afternoon, Nebraska parted ways with men’s basketball coach Tim Miles.
Unsurprisingly, Miles himself took to Twitter to share a parting message with the fans. Here is his message in it’s entirety.
Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey. It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers.
A special thank you and deep gratitude to our players and parents who have been with us and supported us over the years. Thanks to our coaches, legends, alumni and to all of the support staff who interact with our program on a daily basis and made the experience one I will always cherish.
To the fans, students and supporters who make Pinnacle Bank Arena such an incredible venue, much respect and thank you as well.
My family will always be cheering for the Huskers and look forward to seeing #Nebrasketball make history in the near future. #GBR
After the news, some of Miles’ players took to Twitter to share their own messages of appreciation and support for their former coach.
Senior forward Isaac Copeland Jr.:
Nebraska just let go of a real one 🤦🏽♂️ thank you for taking a chance on me. Forever thankful and grateful for you @CoachMiles #GBR pic.twitter.com/aRwZ9SJLBL
— isaac copeland (@Isaac_CurlJuice) March 26, 2019
Senior walk-on Johnny Trueblood:
Wherever he goes, they’re getting a good one! Thank you @CoachMiles for letting me be apart of your program. I’m very grateful. ✊🏽💯 pic.twitter.com/GOY4Voy8aB
— Johnny Trueblood (@herrresjohnny30) March 26, 2019
Junior forward Isaiah Roby:
Can’t thank @CoachMiles enough for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of his program. No doubt in my mind he has huge success in his future 💯💜 pic.twitter.com/LbMJH9tTwa
— Isaiah Roby (@roby_isaiah) March 26, 2019
Redshirting junior Dachon Burke:
Sophomore guard Thomas Allen Jr.:
Sophomore guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson:
@CoachMiles Thank you for taking a chance on a skinny kid from Iceland. I will forever be grateful for you bringing me to Nebraska! Good luck with whatever your future may hold 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #gbr pic.twitter.com/pSZMuhbsHN
— Thorir Gudmundur (@Totiturbo) March 26, 2019
Donovan Williams, a 2020 Nebraska commit from Lincoln North Star, also tweeted his disappointment:
— = Donovan =⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@DonovanW_) March 26, 2019
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.