Trojans hire new assistant

Trying to round out his coaching staff as the basketball season approaches, coach Kevin O’Neill announced the addition of assistant coach Tony Miller via Twitter early Wednesday afternoon.

Miller, who was recruited heavily before college to play football at Division I programs such as Colorado, Michigan and Ohio State, instead chose to play basketball at Marquette for then-head coach Kevin O’Neill.

Miller’s tenure as point guard for the Golden Eagles during the early 1990s made Marquette a force to be reckoned with. He helped to lead his team to the Sweet Sixteen in his junior season, only to fall to eventual national runner-up Duke.

Marquette finished as the runner-up in the National Invitational Tournament during Miller’s senior year.

His record for career assists remains the most in Marquette history and ranks him seventh all-time in the NCAA.

After a successful collegiate career, Miller played for teams all over the globe, including two stints in Amsterdam, which netted him two Holland national titles.

O’Neill, who has only been on Twitter for three days, has already used it to make his first big announcement of the season and round out his staff.