Houston High School, located in Germantown, Tenn., announced the hiring of Mike Miller as its next boys basketball coach on Wednesday.
The former Mitchell High School great takes over a rising program, which made the Tennessee High School state tournament for the first time in program history last year. Miller will coach his son, Mason, a senior on the team and top-100 recruit, according to 247 Sports.
Houston also played in the Hoop City Classic in 2019, playing in games in Mitchell and Sioux Falls.
“Mike’s addition to our family further solidifies our never ending quest to give our students the most qualified, most successful and balanced mentors to work with on a daily basis. He is elite by any standard.” said Germantown Municipal School District Athletic Director Chad Becker in a statement.
Following a 17-year NBA career, Miller coached at the University of Memphis for the previous two seasons. He left in early June to focus on his family.
“I’m excited to be a part of an outstanding school like Houston,” Miller said. “The opportunity to coach these kids is going to be an awesome experience. I’m thankful for everything (recently retired) coach Charlie Leonard has done for my children. I’m ready to do my best to continue the culture he quickly created and continue to build a basketball program our community will be proud of.”
Miller brings a load of basketball experience. He was a McDonald’s All-American in 1997-98, and then led the University of Florida to the national championship game in 2000. After being selected fifth overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2000 NBA Draft, he won two NBA championships, was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Sixth Man of the Year during his career.
While at Memphis, Miller helped land the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2019 while working with head coach Penny Hardaway.