Coach John Miller was just following his heart’s passion and channeling his unbreakable spirit when in the early 1970s he began to use basketball as a platform for developing young players and future leaders. Little could he have known that his two sons, Sean and Archie Miller, and their cousin, John Calipari, would grow up to lead historic basketball programs to national prominence. And over his career, he also inspired countless other young players, who would grow up to become doctors, lawyers, and prominent CEOs. At his retirement in 2005, Coach Miller’s record stood at 657–280 over his thirty-five-year career, making him one of the winningest coaches in high school basketball history.
Today, Coach Miller’s legacy extends from the tiny hamlet of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to some of the most famous sporting venues in America. He is a legend in the sport, praised by greats such as Kobe Bryant, Thad Matta, Bucky Waters, and Jamie Dixon.
Filled with original photos and behind-the-scenes stories, Miller Time is for every hardwood aficionado.
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About the Author
David A. Burhenn was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fascinated with the overwhelming success of the Miller family in basketball and other pursuits, and especially after witnessing the positive effect that Coach John Miller had on his son and others, he decided to try to uncover the secret to the coach's success. Thus, his writing career began. Burhenn lives with his family in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Foreword Coach John Calipari xv
Pregame Scouting Report: John Miller and Family xxv
Chapter 1 Polio: Starting at the Baseline 1
Chapter 2 Miracle on Ice 7
Chapter 3 A "Short" Stop in Baseball 13
Chapter 4 The Rucker Park of Glenwillard or the Dirt Court Gang 19
Chapter 5 Thinking Forward: The Court or the Diamond? 29
Chapter 6 Home Court Advantage 43
Chapter 7 Learning to Dream on the Way 51
Chapter 8 A Panther Trainer 59
Chapter 9 That Next Step 79
Chapter 10 The Proving Ground Respect 89
Chapter 11 Respect 105
Chapter 12 Training Players: The Miller Way 117
Chapter 13 Camps, Clinics, and Contacts 127
Chapter 14 Chances, of a Lifetime 153
Part 1 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Part 2 An Audience with the king
Part 3 Thunder in the East
Chapter 15 Blackhawk Finally Catches Fire 173
Tipoff First Quarter: Sean Miller the Boy Wonder Grows Up (1985-1988)
Chapter 16 The Streak 195
Second Quarter: The Kid with That Hair (1989-1992)
Halftime: "Jotting Down" Some Memories
Third Quarter: Air Archie (1993-1997)
Fourth Quarter: Fuss-Cheatham Finale (1997-2001)
Chapter 17 All in the Family 231
Chapter 18 Drill for Skill Academy: Reaching the New Goal 249
Chapter 19 For the "Hoop Guys": John Miller's Coaching Philosophy 255
Works Cited 267
About the Author 269
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