WHITE PLAINS, October 6, 2015 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, announced today that the team has hired Mike Miller as the head coach for the 2015-16 season.
“We are excited to welcome Mike and his family to the Westchester Knicks,” said Westchester Knicks general manager Allan Houston. “Mike brings a wealth of experience in coaching and developing players and will be a great leader for us as we look to evolve and advance our team into the future.”
Miller joins the Westchester Knicks after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Austin Spurs, the NBA Development League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs. Austin went 32-18 in the 2014-15 season, clinching the Southwestern Division title.
Miller brings over 25 years of coaching experience to Westchester. Prior to joining the Spurs, he served as an assistant to UC Riverside during the 2012-2013 season. From 2005-2012, Miller was the head coach at Eastern Illinois University. Before leading the Panthers, Miller spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Kansas State University (2000-2005).
In his first stint as head coach, Miller led the Texas State University Bobcats from 1994-2000. Highlights during his tenure with the Bobcats included capturing the Southland Conference regular season and tournament championship, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 1997, and winning the League Championship again in 1999. At the conclusion of the 1997 season, Miller was named Southland Conference Coach of the Year. The East Texas State graduate has also served as an assistant coach for Texas State (1991-94), Sam Houston State (1990-91) and Western Illinois (1989-90).
“I’m honored and excited to join the Knicks family,” Miller said. “It’s a great time to be a part of this organization and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be the head coach of the Westchester Knicks.”