Aaron Miles (basketball)

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Aaron Miles
Aaron Miles at Golden State Warriors 2010 Media Day
Santa Cruz Warriors
PositionHead coach
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1983-04-13) April 13, 1983 (age 36)
Portland, Oregon
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson (Portland, Oregon)
CollegeKansas (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2015
PositionPoint guard
Career history
As player:
2005–2006Golden State Warriors
2006Fort Worth Flyers
2006–2007Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2007–2008Cajasol Sevilla
2010–2011Reno Bighorns
2011–2014Krasnye Krylya
2014–2015Lokomotiv Kuban
As coach:
2015–2016Kansas (assistant)
2016–2017Florida Gulf Coast (assistant)
2017–presentSanta Cruz Warriors
Career highlights and awards

Aaron Marquez Miles (born April 13, 1983) is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he played at the point guard position. Miles was previously an assistant coach for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team.

High school career[edit]

Miles played for the Jefferson Democrats in Northeast Portland. The Democrats won the 2000 4A Oregon state championship, beating Tualatin 58-44, and capping a 28-0 season.[1] The Democrats finished the year with a No. 4 national ranking and several other players went on to play in college, such as Michael Lee (Kansas), Thomas Gardner (Missouri), and Brandon Brooks (USC).

College career[edit]

After being named the Oregon 4A High School basketball player of the year in the state of Oregon as well as McDonald's Morgan Wooten National Player of the Year, Miles attended the University of Kansas, where he starred at the point guard position for the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team. He helped lead the Jayhawks to two consecutive Final Four appearances in 2002 and 2003 and an appearance in the 2003 national championship game. He is the all-time assists leader (with 954 career assists) of both Kansas and the Big 12 Conference. He was named to the All-Big 12 Team in both 2004 and 2005.

He was also named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team 3 times and he finished his college career in 8th place in NCAA history in assists and also in 2nd place all time in Kansas history in steals.

Professional career[edit]

NBA (2005–2006)[edit]

Miles signed in September 2005, as an undrafted rookie free agent with the NBA's Golden State Warriors for the 2005-06 season,[2] but was released in January 2006, before his contract became guaranteed.[3] He played for the Fort Worth Flyers in the NBA Development League for the remainder of that season. There, he teamed with his Kansas class of 2005 teammate Keith Langford.

Europe (2006–2010)[edit]

He signed for the 2006–07 season with the French League club Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, a team that played in the Euroleague that season and with PAU he won the French National Cup championship that year. He played with the Spanish ACB club Cajasol Sevilla in the 2007–08 season.

In August 2008, Miles joined one of the three Euroleague teams from the Greek League for the 2008–09 season, Panionios.[4] In October 2009, he signed with another Greek team Aris BC for the 2009–10 season.[5]

Return to America (2010–2011)[edit]

In 2010, Miles joined the try-outs for the Warriors, but was released days before the start of the season.[6] He signed with the Reno Bighorns. He was sent to the Bakersfield Jam, but was quickly waived due to injury.

Back to Europe (2011–2015)[edit]

Miles returned to Europe in August 2011, when he signed with BC Krasnye Krylya.[7] In 2012 and 2013, he won the Russian Cup with Krasnye, in the second he was named Finals MVP. With the team he also won the 2012–13 FIBA EuroChallenge. In July 2014, he left Krasnye Krylya.[8]

On July 9, 2014, Miles signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his career as a player, Miles was hired at the University of Kansas as assistant director of student-athlete development for the 2015-16 season.[10] The following year, he accepted a position as assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University under head coach Joe Dooley, a former coach of Miles's at Kansas.[11][12]

On August 10, 2017 Miles was named head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors.[13]


  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high     Led the league

Regular season

2010–11 United States Reno Bighorns D-League 17 34.5 .511 .000 .786 4.1 8.8 2.5 0.2 15.1
2011–12 Russia BC Krasnye Krylya PBL 17 31.5 .413 .500 .845 3.9 6.0 1.4 0.2 8.6
VTB United 16 33.1 .487 .300 .746 4.3 3.8 2.5 0.2 10.8
2012–13 Russia BC Krasnye Krylya PBL 17 32.1 .391 .154 .811 3.8 5.6 1.9 0.1 8.5
VTB United 18 34.6 .423 .158 .831 4.2 7.3 2.2 0.1 10.2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] OSAA.org Basketball records.
  2. ^ Warriors officially announce Miles signing
  3. ^ Warriors waive guard Aaron Miles
  4. ^ Panionios lands assists ace Miles.
  5. ^ ARIS: Aaron Miles takes over at point Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Warriors Waive Aaron Miles
  7. ^ Aaron Miles inks with Krasnye Krylya Samara
  8. ^ Aaron Miles leaves Krasnye Krylya Samara
  9. ^ Lokomotiv Kuban signs Aaron Miles
  10. ^ Former Jayhawks guard Aaron Miles joins KU basketball coaching staff
  11. ^ Former Kansas Standout Aaron Miles Named New @FGCU_MBB Assistant Coach
  12. ^ "College basketball: FGCU names former Kansas star Aaron Miles as new assistant". Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  13. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Name Aaron Miles Head Coach

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