Miller moves up
Tony Miller, the strength and conditioning manager for the USC men‚Äôs basketball team, has been promoted to assistant coach, USC coach Kevin O‚ÄôNeill announced Friday.
This season was Miller‚Äôs first with the team. However, his history with O‚ÄôNeill goes back further.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve known Tony for 20 years and feel he‚Äôll do a great job in every aspect for our program,‚ÄĚ O‚ÄôNeill said.
From 1991-1995, Miller was a point guard at Marquette where O‚ÄôNeill was the head coach during Miller‚Äôs first three seasons. Miller served as team captain during his final three years on the team. The team made it to the NCAA tournament twice, highlighted by a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1994.
‚ÄúHe was a great player for me at Marquette and will be a great coach for us at USC,‚ÄĚ O‚ÄôNeill said.
After playing in college, Miller spent 12 years playing professionally in Europe for teams in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Holland. In addition, he was a Dutch League All-Star in 1998 and 2000. His team won the Dutch League title in 1998.
Miller is listed as seventh all-time in career assists among Division I basketball players. With a career collegiate total of 956, he has the most assists of any player in the history of Marquette basketball.
Earlier this month, O‚ÄôNeill decided that he would not keep two assistant coaches, Gib Arnold and Phil Johnson, on his staff for next season. Both of them joined the team when Tim Floyd was USC‚Äôs coach.