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Oregon Institute of Technology basketball coach Danny Miles nears rare 1,000th win

Danny Miles is conflicted about approaching the rare 1,000-win milestone.

While he appreciates what it means for the Oregon Institute of Technology and its fans in Klamath Falls, Ore., which have supported him all these 43 years, he would prefer that all the attention stay on the Hustlin' Owls.

Miles is sitting at 998 wins at NAIA Div. II Oregon Tech. This weekend, he'll have a chance to reach 1,000 with back-to-back home games against Eastern Oregon and the College of Idaho.

Only one other coach of a four-year basketball program at any level has reached 1,000 wins: Harry Statham at Div. II McKendree University in Illinois, who, in his 48th season with the Bearcats, got his 1,075th win on Monday against Illinois-Springfield.