Cheryl D. Miller (born January 3, 1964) is the women’s basketball coach at Langston University and a former college basketball player and sportscaster for TNT. She is currently 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 head coach and General Manager of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
At USC, Miller led the Trojans to a 112-20 record and NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984 and was named NCAA Tournament MVP both years. Miller’s teammates included Cynthia Cooper, two-time WNBA MVP; Pamela McGee, 1984 Olympian and All-American, and Paula McGee, 1982 and 1983 All-American. Miller was coached by Linda K. Sharp, one of college basketball’s most winning coaches. In her senior season, Miller picked up her third Naismith Award, the Broderick Award as the Female College Basketball Player of the Year. Miller still holds numerous Trojan career records, including points (3,018, 23.6 ppg), rebounds (1,534, 12.0 rpg), field goals made (1,159), free throws made (700), games played (128), and steals (462). Miller’s previous Trojan records in assists (414) was almost doubled by Rhonda Windham (735); Lisa Leslie topped her blocked shot record by one (321).
In 1986, Miller 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.
As a chemistry major at USC, Miller’s class schedule included courses such as organic chemistry and quantum physics.
In 1995, Miller was enshrined in the 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, Miller was also inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame for her success in international play.
She is the sister of retired National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer Reggie Miller and former Major League Baseball catcher Darrell Miller.
Career highlights and awards
2× NCAA championships (1983, 1984)
Stats at WNBA.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
FIBA Hall of Fame as player
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1983 Caracas Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Team competition
FIBA World Championship for Women
Silver medal – second place 1983 Rio de Janeiro Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 1984 Taipei Team Competition