Former Indiana and Dayton coach Archie Miller has agreed to become the next coach at Rhode Island, sources told CBS Sports.
Miller spent the week mulling the offer before ultimately agreeing to the five-year deal on Thursday. It's a hiring by URI athletic director Thorr Bjorn that will surely appease a Rams fan base hoping to reach the heights of the 2012-18 Dan Hurley era. Bjorn made a hard push and sold Miller on an all-out commitment to the men's basketball program.
Miller, 43, has a 206-101 career record. The move will bring him back to the Atlantic 10, where he found his biggest successes in coaching by guiding the Dayton Flyers to the NCAA Tournament in four of his six seasons from 2011-17. The high point was an Elite Eight run in 2014.
Miller lasted four years at Indiana before being fired in March 2020. He spent the past year away from coaching.
Rhode Island, which fired David Cox after the season, was 64-55 the past four years.