Report: Former IU guard Michael Lewis joining Nebraska staff #iubb

Michael Lewis is returning to the Big Ten.

According to a report from the Omaha World-Herald, Lewis has taken an assistant’s role under head coach Tim Miles at Nebraska. Lewis spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Butler.

The Jasper native previously served as an assistant at Eastern Illinois, where he was honored in 2010 as one of the top five assistant coaches in the Ohio Valley Conference by FoxSports.com. Lewis also worked in an assistant capacity for one season at Stephen F. Austin and spent two seasons as a graduate assistant under Bob Knight at Texas Tech.

Lewis replaces Phil Beckner, who left Nebraska for Boise State in early April.

5 comments

  1. Good for Michael … Anybody know what happened to my man Cal after Jim Crews was let go at Saint Louis?

  2. I don’t know anything about what went into Cal’s decisions but his timing left a little to be desired.

  3. Huh? I was only asking what happened to Cheaney after Jim Crews got fired at Saint Louis. Cheaney was on his staff.

  4. I just meant that he left IU as it was on the upswing and joined the St. Louis staff just before the coach got fired. Less than opportune timing.

    After some glory years under Rick Majerus, and a couple under Crews, St. Louis came back down to Earth. No offense to Crews but I think he was benefiting from what Majerus put together. St. Louis captured lightning in a bottle when circumstances gave them an opportunity to get a coach of his caliber. There’s not another coach of his ability out there that’s gonna take the St. Louis job.

    It’s very sad that he could not manage his health. He was a truly great basketball coach.

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