Indiana Men’s Basketball has hired Dayton head coach Archie Miller to replace Tom Crean.

The deal is reportedly for seven years and was first reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Crean was fired last Thursday following a nine-year stint in which his teams failed to go beyond the Sweet Sixteen.

Miller is one of the most highly regarded young coaches in the NCAA. At age 38, he has a career coaching record of 139-63. He was the 2017 Atlantic-10 coach of the year, after leading Dayton to its second straight conference title.

Dayton made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances under Miller. Their most notable appearance was the 2013-14 tournament, in which the Flyers made a surprise run to the Elite Eight. In 2016, Dayton was a seven seed lost to Wichita State in the Round of 64.

This was the third year in a row that they lost in the first round.

Despite his Tournament success being limited to one season, Miller is still a strong replacement for Crean. With his coaching abilities, along with Indiana’s ability to draw higher level recruits than Dayton, he could be the man to get the Hoosiers back on track to greatness.

Miller is the brother of University of Arizona Wildcats Basketball coach Sean Miller. He served as an associate head coach for two seasons with the Wildcats and has also been an assistant coach at Western Kentucky, North Carolina State, Arizona State and Ohio State.

The Miller hiring happened soon after Steve Alford confirmed he was not going to Indiana after UCLA’s loss to Kentucky last night, despite speculation from Doug Gottlieb that it was  “done deal.”

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My name is Ryan Sharp. I am a Philadelphia native and also spent some time in Central Pennsylvania. I’m now studying sports journalism at Arizona State University, which is ranked Number 1 in the U.S. for Innovation. Don’t ask me what that means, but it’s a thing. As a fan, I am incredibly passionate and have that same passion for good journalism. I’m a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Dolphins so I know a thing or two about being below average. Hopefully my writing is above average, and I hope you view me as a guy who is smart enough to bring Zach Britton out of the bullpen.

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