Archie Miller might be the perfect guy to lead Indiana basketball to its next era of hanging banners.
His ability to lead may be second only to George Patton. Those five banners might welcome a sixth and seventh to the rafters at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall because of his rare genius.
What Miller is definitively not is the sexy choice.
Billy Donovan energized the conversation yesterday as erroneous and hilarious reports swirled that he and his wife visited Bloomington for a round of house hunting.
Steve Alford was a popular candidate among the traditionalists who yearned for a bridge to IU’s last joyful championship celebration.
Brad Stevens was a pipe dream, but hope in the improbable was made rational by the empty office formerly occupied by Tom Crean.
Even Dane Fife would have brought a youthful and ultra-competitive exuberance as well as a link to the past to Bloomington.
Miller? Logical, competent, and clearly the best coach in the Atlantic 10.
Kent Sterling hosts the fastest growing sportstalk show in Indianapolis on CBS Sports 1430 every weekday from 3p-7p, and writes about Indiana sports at kentsterling.com.