IU hires Curt Miller as new coach

Updated: March 29, 2012, 12:08 AM ET
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Indiana named longtime Bowling Green coach Curt Miller to coach its women's basketball team on Wednesday.

Miller replaces Felisha Legette-Jack, who was fired on March 12 less than a year after getting a two-year contract extension.

Miller, just the ninth head coach in the program's 21-year history, spent the past 11 seasons as head coach at Bowling Green, where he had a 258-92 record (.737 winning percentage). He worked in various assistant positions at Colorado State, Syracuse and Cleveland State before joining the Falcons.

Indiana said Miller agreed to a six-year contract with an annual salary of $275,000.

"We are thrilled to have been able to recruit a coach of Curt's caliber to Indiana University," athletic director Fred Glass said. "Curt is very highly regarded in women's basketball circles and has a demonstrated ability to recruit in and around Indiana, develop talent and win."

The Hoosiers finished this season with a 6-24 mark, the worst record in Legette-Jack's six seasons in Bloomington. They won only one Big Ten game and lost 16 of their last 17 games, six by 20 or more points including a season-ending 97-68 loss to Michigan State at the Big Ten tournament.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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