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Former Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles will be on the sideline in a new role this season.

Miles will work for Fox Sports as a television analyst for the network's college basketball broadcasts, the network announced Thursday.

It will be Miles' first stint behind the mic after 24 years as a college head coach. Miles was fired last season after seven seasons at Nebraska.

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Miles' quick wit and colorful personality would seem to be a perfect fit for television. While the coach has expressed interest in continuing to coach, an opportunity to move on from Nebraska didn't present itself this offseason.

Miles could be on a path similar to that of Georgia coach Tom Crean. After being fired by Indiana in 2017, Crean spent one season working in television before being hired by the Bulldogs.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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