Nebraska Basketball Hits A New Low

Hoiberg would collect a $18.5 million buyout if he is fired in 2022.

Joe Cipriano 1963 — 1980

254–196 overall 56.4%

126–112 in conference 52.9%

Three NIT appearances in 18 seasons. Note: fewer teams were invited to post season tournaments during this time frame. For example, the 1965–66 team went 20–5 and wasn’t invited to a post-season tournament.

Mo Iba 1980–86

106–71 overall 59.9%

45–39 in conference 53.6%

One NCAA tournament appearance and three NIT appearances in six seasons.

Danny Nee 1986–2000

254–190 overall 57.2%

88–116 in conference 43.1%

Five NCAA tournament appearances and and five NIT appearances in 14 seasons. Nebraska won the NIT in 1996.

Barry Collier 2000–06

89–91 overall 49.4%

36–60 in conference 37.5%

Two NIT appearances in six seasons.

Doc Sadler 2006–12

101–89 overall 53.2%

34–64 in conference 34.7%

Three NIT appearances in six seasons.

Tim Miles 2012–19

116–114 overall 50.4%

52–76 in conference 40.6%

One NCAA tournament appearance and and two NIT appearances in seven seasons.

Fred Hoiberg 2019 to present

20–62 overall 24.4%

5–46 in conference 9.8%

If Fred Hoiberg is fired in 2022, he would grab an $18.5 million buyout. In contrast, Nebraska has paid the following buyouts in the recent past.

Tim Miles $2.52 million

Doc Sadler $3.4 million

Mike Riley $6.2 million

Bo Pelini $6.54 million

Bill Callahan $3.14 million

Bill Moos $3 million

Nebraska only trails Auburn in buyouts.

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Dennis Crawford

I’m an aspiring historian, defender of democracy and a sports fan.