Shams has the news first.
Former NBA journeyman Keith Bogans is also getting promoted from the Knicks’ G-League coaching staff to join Miller’s coaching staff (presumably to fill in the Keith Smart shooting coach position).
Miller is a former G-League Coach of the Year and becomes the third G-League Coach of the Year to become an NBA Head Coach. The two other ones are Quin Snyder and Nick Nurse, so that’s some heady company for Miller to be in.
Miller’s a veteran college basketball coach who has always stressed hard-nosed defense with his teams and is well-liked by the players. He’s not much of an offense coach, though, especially when it comes to the three-pointer. He’s a lot like the Jeff Van Gundy school of coaching, so fans of the Vogel/Van Gundy/Thibodeau style of coaching will dig the guy.
Here is a few years back giving an insightful interview about the signing of Luke Kornet to a two-way deal…
He’ll almost assuredly not keep the job after this year, but he could surprise, like when Jim O’Brien kept his gig in Boston in 2000 (no one thought O’Brien, also a career assistant, would have a chance at keeping that job).
Good luck, Mike, please be better than David Fizdale!