Miller leaving Groce's staff
CHAMPAIGN — Brandon Miller, who served as John Groce’s special assistant this past season, is leaving the Illinois program to join Brad Stevens’ staff at Butler, according to multiple sources.
Miller will replace Matthew Graves on the Butler staff. Graves left to take the head coaching job at South Alabama last week.
Miller, 33, was a three-year starter at point guard for the Bulldogs from 2000 to ’03, leading the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 as a senior. A native of New Castle, Ind., Miller’s coaching career began as a video intern at Xavier in 2004 under Thad Matta, for whom he played at Butler. Miller then spent three years at Ohio State with Matta, two seasons as the director of operations and another as video coordinator before becoming an assistant coach under Stevens at his alma mater in 2008.
Miller returned to Ohio State as an assistant coach from 2009 to ’11, then spent a year away from the game before joining Groce at Illinois.
Miller’s primary responsibility with the Illini was advanced scouting. He wasn’t permitted to do any on-court coaching or off-campus recruiting at Illinois. He will be able to do both in his new position at Butler.
Miller could not be reached for comment.