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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Report: Aaron Miles to be named G League head coach

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15), center visits with former KU guard and assistant director of student-athlete developmen, Aaron Miles prior to the start of KU's game against the Texas Longhorns Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15), center visits with former KU guard and assistant director of student-athlete developmen, Aaron Miles prior to the start of KU's game against the Texas Longhorns Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

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Two years after leaving his job at Kansas to advance in the coaching ranks, former KU point guard Aaron Miles is poised to become a head coach.

According to a report from 2 Ways & 10 Days, which extensively covers the NBA's developmental league, Miles soon will be named the head coach of the Golden State Warriors' G League affiliate the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Miles, who spent the bulk of his professional playing career in Europe, began his life after college basketball as an undrafted addition by Golden State. He was cut before his contract became fully guaranteed and actually spent time playing in the G League (formerly the D League), with former Kansas teammate Keith Langford in Fort Worth, Texas.

Following his playing career, Miles returned to KU, where he spent the 2015-16 season working as KU's assistant director of student-athlete development before moving into a full-time assistant coaching position under former KU assistant Joe Dooley at Florida Gulf Coast.

Several Kansas players, including reigning national player of the year Frank Mason III, said Miles' presence around the program was critical to their development, both as players and in helping them comprehend the culture of Kansas basketball under KU coach Bill Self.

The Portland native who remains the all-time assists leader in both KU and Big 12 history helped lead FGCU to its second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth last season during a 26-8 season.

According to the report, Miles, who will become the third coach in Santa Cruz history, will replace Casey Hill, who served as the Santa Cruz Warriors head coach for four seasons. Hill won a G League championship with the Warriors during the 2014–15 season.

Comments

Jonathan Allison 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I can't believe that they renamed the D League (Developmental League) into the G League (sponsored by Gatorade).

It's dumb because D League actually meant something and made sense. G League means nothing. It's now the NBA Gatorade League I guess...

Anyway, Congrats to Aaron Miles! Here's wishing great success upon you in your advancement in the coaching profession.

RJ King 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I knew what the "D" stood for, but it always kinda sounded like the letter grade below "C". I suppose that letter might be revolving door of corporate sponsorships - just like the names of arenas these days. At least more current promising hoops stars have the opportunity to showcase their skills, unlike (as teams fold) some arena football players, woman's basketball players, etc.

Bryce Landon 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I wonder if Aaron has ever considered college coaching...?

Mike Greer 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Last time I checked FGCU was a college team, so I would have to answer yes, he's certainly done more than consider it.

Bryce Landon 4 months, 3 weeks ago

You're right; I forgot that he was Joe Dooley's assistant during the 2016-17 season.

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