I can feel it... the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world.
“Unlike most young basketball players who grow up dreaming of playing in the NBA someday, Wes Miller always knew he wanted to coach.
Miller was so confident in his chosen career path he left James Madison in 2003 to walk-on at North Carolina mostly because he wanted to spend the next four years learning from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams.
That decision is one of the biggest reasons Miller has risen so rapidly in the coaching profession. The 29-year-old briefly became the youngest head coach in the nation last December when UNC Greensboro fired Mike Dement after a 2-8 start and named Miller as its interim replacement.
Miller, now Division I’s second-youngest coach behind Wagner’s Bashir Mason, earned a longterm contract this March after leading the Spartans to 11 wins in their final 16 games. He chatted with me this week about the challenges of being a young head coach, how he has leaned on Williams for advice and which former Tar Heel nemesis was his favorite player as a kid.”