3 things to know about how Dayton’s Archie Miller landed the Indiana job

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Indiana has hired Archie Miller away from Dayton to be its new basketball coach.

Sports columnist Tom Archdeacon got an inside look from Miller’s father, John, into how the process played out. Here are three things to know:

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1. Miller told his dad about the job in a California hotel room. They had just finished watching Miller's brother, Sean, coach Arizona in the NCAA tournament. Said John Miller, "And all of a sudden Arch goes, 'Guess what, Dad? I got a shot here (at the Indiana job). Whaddya think?'"

2. John Calipari added some advice for Miller. Said John Miller, "He listened to Sean and Cal – John Calipari is real close to us family-wise – and I spoke up a bit, too."

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3. Miller's mother would prefer a new color. Once she learned Miller would be taking the Indiana job, she asked what color the Hoosiers wear. Her sons have coached at predominantly red-color schools, like Dayton and Arizona. Said John Miller, "And she says, 'Oh my God! Red…again?'"


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