POTB 171: Coach John Miller

  • 04/11/2017 10:29 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Coach John Miller, a legend in high school coaching in Western Pennsylvania and Archie Miller’s father. Coach Miller is also the subject of Dave Burheen’s book, “Miller Time: Coach John Miller’s story.”

Among the topics discussed:

· What it’s like having his two sons coach two of the most prestigious programs in the country
· What made Indiana the perfect opportunity for Archie
· Why John still has a passion for basketball and enjoys working with kids at his gym, Drill 4 Skill
· How important it was for Archie and Sean to have success as players
· What it was like for Sean and Archie growing up playing for their father
· How Archie matured the most as a coach at Dayton
· The situation Sean took over at Arizona and the challenges there
· What characteristics Coach Miller believes makes up a good defense
· The relationship between Coach Miller and his sons during the season
· Whether we can expect Coach Miller at games next season at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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(Photo credit: Beaver County Times)

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  • Burt Macklin

    And you are mis-quoting statistics (without actually giving any statistics).

    Dayton TO% Indiana TO%
    16.9 (2017)
    18.6 (2016)

  • Kwang

    “pedagogy” = Had to look that up, pretty much knew what it meant from your usage, and I was right, but have you ever used that word in a face to face conversation? Haw!

  • Arch Puddington

    Kwang! Haven’t had a good “haw!” in a long time.

    As for whether I have ever used “pedagogy” face to face, I admit I have.

  • Burt Macklin

    I remember somebody asking once if having better talent at IU would help Archie’s teams care of the ball better. I just compared Sean Miller’s TO% averages between Xavier and Arizona.

    Xavier TO% (2005 – 2009): 20.1%
    Arizona TO% (2010 – 2017): 18.1%

    Not saying this answers that question, but thought it was interesting.

  • rob salway

    Agreed. Thought it was cool to know that they all seem to have a self awareness about them that allows them to recognize their own weaknesses. Also to let one another know their thoughts when asked.

  • John D Murphy

    Earliest mid 2nd round to not drafted. That could change very drastically if he is invited to participate in the draft combine scrimmages. Otherwise, this just allows you to have open, candid conversations with the NBA personnel guys. There are a ton of sites. My go to quickie is draftexpress dot com as it is free year round (espn locks theirs in insider for 11 months year), well organized, easy to follow, and has multiple years of data and projections. They have really nice scouting videos of the players as well.

  • Bruce Clark

    Thanks for an excellent interview; love the passion about basketball.

  • TomJameson

    I was using “feel” and playing experience to point to the same thing. It is just that with more experience, practice or better yet real experience playing one position, a person will get better. There is muscle memory, knowing some things without having to think about it.

    A golf swing for example, has seemingly a thousand things to remember to do, but the more you play the less you have to actually think about what you’re doing.

    With TB, I believe he had to think about things too much. When he tries to force things he’s not ready. Feet not in position, too far from the basket, etc….

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Cool! Thanks for the info on that.