Many of the reactions to the Cincinnati Bearcats' announcement Wednesday night that UNC Greensboro Spartans head coach Wes Miller would replace John Brannen as UC's new head coach were positive.
Former Bearcats players Kenyon Martin and Corie Blount were not among those praising the hire on Twitter:
There were former Bearcats in support of hiring Miller.
"I wish the new coach the best of luck and I hope the fans get behind him and the program so things can be great moving forward," former UC player James White told The Enquirer's Keith Jenkins.
Erik Martin, a former UC player and current West Virginia Mountaineers assistant who was interviewed for the Bearcats' head coaching vacancy, tweeted, "I want to wish the University of Cincinnati the best of luck moving forward. I am grateful I had the opportunity to be involved in the search for my dream job. As usual, I'll be cheering on my alma Mater. God bless."
Miller, 38, has been UNCG's head coach since 2011, and was an assistant for the Spartans for one season before that. UNCG has won at least 20 games in each of the past five seasons, with two NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT appearances. A Greensboro native, Miller has also been an assistant at Elon and High Point.
More social media reactions:
Miller and Ohio State Buckeyes assistant Ryan Pedon emerged earlier in the day as candidates for the position, according to multiple reports.
Last week, the Bearcats parted ways with Brannen after two seasons.
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