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Mike Miller named Westchester Knicks head coach

Eastern Illinois head coach Mike Miller walks the

Eastern Illinois head coach Mike Miller walks the sidelines during action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Murray State, in Murray, Ky. on Jan. 28, 2012. Credit: AP / Stephen Lance Dennee

Mike Miller was introduced as the new coach of the Knicks' D-League team, the Westchester Knicks.

Miller spent the last two seasons as an assistant with the Austin Spurs, San Antonio's Developmental League affiliate.

"We are excited to welcome Mike and his family to the Westchester Knicks," Westchester Knicks general manager Allan Houston said in a statement. "Mike brings a wealth of experience in coaching and developing players and will be a great leader for us as we look to evolve and advance our team into the future."

Miller replaces Craig Hodges, the former interim coach of the Westchester Knicks who was not brought back. Hodges took over for Kevin Whitted who was fired in March with Westchester floundering in their inaugural season at 10-36. Hodges went 0-4.

Prior to joining the Spurs, Miller was an assistant at UC Riverside for one season, and from 2005-2012 he was the head coach of Eastern Illinois University. Miller compiled a 75-130 record at Eastern Illinois.

Miller also was the head coach for Texas State from 1994-2000, and led the Bobcats to the 1997 Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships.

"I'm honored and excited to join the Knicks family," Miller said. "It's a great time to be a part of this organization and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be the head coach of the Westchester Knicks."

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