Cheryl Miller Wiki – Cheryl Miller Biography
Cheryl Miller is an American former basketball player. She was formerly a sideline reporter for NBA games on TNT Sports and also works for NBA TV as a reporter and analyst, having worked previously as a sportscaster for ABC Sports, TBS Sports, and ESPN. She was also the head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. In 1995, she was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1999, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. On August 20, 2010, she was also inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame for her success in international play. She is the sister of retired National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Reggie Miller and former Major League Baseball catcher Darrell Miller.
Miller played at Riverside Polytechnic High School where she was a four-year letter winner and led her team to a 132–4 record. She was awarded the Dial Award for the national high-school scholar-athlete of the year in 1981. She was the first player, male or female, to be named an All-American by Parade magazine four times. Later, after completing her high school career, she joined the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied organic chemistry and quantum physics. In 1986, she was nominated for the James E. Sullivan Award, and in that same year, USC retired her #31 jersey, the first retired jersey of a basketball player, male or female, at USC. In 1993 she took the head coaching job at her alma mater, USC, after the university chose to fire coach Marianne Stanley.
She played for the USA National Team in the 1983 World Championships, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team won six games but lost two against the Soviet Union. In 1984, the USA sent its National team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice. The team easily beat each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points per game. She led the team in scoring, averaging 15.1 points per game, led the team in rebounding with 4.4 per game, and led the team in steals with 27. She led the U.S. team to the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and was also part of the gold medal team at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela.
She was selected to represent the US at the inaugural Goodwill Games, held in Moscow in July 1986. North Carolina State’s Kay Yow served as head coach. The team opened up with a 72–53 victory over Yugoslavia, led by 19 points from her, and followed that with a 21-point win over Brazil 91–70. She continued to represent the US with the National Team at the 1986 World Championships, held in Moscow, a month after the Goodwill Games in Moscow. The USA team was even more dominant this time. The early games were won easily, and the semifinal against Canada, while the closest game for the USA so far, ended up an 82–59 victory. After graduating from USC in 1986, she was drafted by several professional basketball leagues, including the United States Basketball League, a men’s league. However, in the late 1980s, she suffered knee injuries that prevented her from continuing her playing career. From 1986 to 1991, she worked as an assistant coach at USC and as a television sportscaster.
Miller was named Head Coach at USC and coached two seasons (1993–95). In 1998, Miller coached the Mercury to a 16–12 record and to the WNBA Finals, where her team lost to the Houston Comets. She resigned after the 2000 season, citing fatigue. On April 30, 2014, she was named the women’s basketball coach at Langston University by athletic director Mike Garrett. On May 26, 2016, she was named the women’s basketball coach at California State Los Angeles by athletic director Mike Garrett.
She served as a sideline reporter for the NBA on TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader coverage for TNT Sports. She also made appearances on NBA TV during the 2008-09 NBA season as a reporter and analyst. She joined Turner Sports in September 1995 as an analyst and reporter for the NBA on TBS and TNT. She did make occasional appearances as Studio Analyst for the NBA games. In November 1996, she became the first female analyst to call a nationally televised NBA game (TBS). She also served as the sideline reporter in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K Series. She left the company after her contract expired in 2013. She worked as a Basketball Commentator at the 1994 Goodwill Games. She worked as a basketball reporter and called weightlifting for the 2001 Goodwill Games. She served as a women’s basketball analyst and men’s basketball reporter for NBC’s coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Before joining Turner Sports, she also worked for ABC Sports/ESPN from 1987 to 1993, where she served as a reporter for ABC’s Wide World of Sports and a commentator for the network’s college basketball telecasts. She served as Field Reporter for the 1987 Little League World Series and served as a Correspondent for the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
Cheryl Miller Age
She was born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California, United States.
Cheryl Miller Family
She is the daughter of Carrie Miller, and Saul Miller. Her siblings include; Reggie Miller, Darrell Miller, and Saul Miller Jr.
Cheryl Miller Height
She stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.