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Report: Mike Roberts leaves IU staff for Cincinnati

Mike Roberts is leaving his alma mater to join back up with his last boss before Archie Miller.

According to a report by Jeff Goodman from Stadium, Roberts will join Wes Miller at Cincinnati as an assistant coach. Roberts had worked under Wes Miller for eight years as an associate head coach at North Carolina-Greensboro before joining Archie Miller’s staff at Indiana prior to the 2019-20 season. Indiana had announced that Roberts would be kept on by new head coach Mike Woodson as an assistant athletic director for basketball administration, an off-court position that would have put him under the authority of Thad Matta.

In each of Roberts’ last three years with Wes Miller at UNC-Greensboro, the program won at least 20 games. Miller was hired as the coach at Cincinnati on April 14, replacing John Brannen.

A Terre Haute, Ind. native, Roberts was recruited to Indiana by Bob Knight but never played for him. His career in Bloomington spanned from 2000 to 2005 and began just after Knight was fired. Roberts was a member of IU’s 2002 national finalist team.

Roberts averaged 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game during his career at Indiana.

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