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Net Worth:
$5 Million
Jan 3, 1964 (60 years old)
6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Basketball player, Basketball Coach, Sports commentator, Actor
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Cheryl Miller's net worth?

Cheryl Miller is a former college athlete who then became a coach and a professional sportscaster, who has a net worth of $5 million. Cheryl's brother is NBA All-Star Reggie Miller. Cheryl Miller was born in Riverside, California, and first rose to national attention as a high school basketball player. She became the first person to be named an All-American by Parade Magazine four times, and set California State records for points scored in a single season and during a high school career. She went on to play for the University of Southern California. At the 1984 Olympics in Moscow, she led the U.S. Team to a Gold Medal. The U.S. National Team also won the Pan American Games in 1983 and the Goodwill Games in 1986. She began coaching at USC in the early 90s, and then went on to coach the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. She retired in 2000. She began working as a sportscaster for ESPN in the late 80s, and then began working for TNT in 1995.

Early Life

Miller was born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California. She grew up with her four siblings and was born into an athletic family. She began playing basketball at a young age and played at Riverside Polytechnic High School from 1978 to 1982. While there, 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 and was the first player, male or female, to be named an All-American by "Parade" magazine four times. She set California state records for points scored in a single season and points scored in a high school career.

After high school, she attended the University of Southern California, playing in the forward position. She was a four-year letter winner, scoring 3,018 points, and was a four-time All-American while in college. She was named the Naismith College Player of the Year three times and earned the Wade Trophy once. She led the USC Trojans to NCAA champion titles in 1983 and 1984. During her senior season, she was the recipient of the Broderick Award as Female College Basketball Player of the Year and "Sports Illustrated" named her the best player in college basketball, male or female. She still holds a number of Trojan career records. USC retired her number 31 jersey after her departure from the school. It was the first jersey they had retired of any male or female basketball player.


While at USC, Miller also played basketball on behalf of the USA on the international level. She played for the USA National team in the 1983 World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team ultimately earned the silver medal behind the Soviet Union's gold. In 1984, she was on the USA National team again when they competed at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan for pre-Olympic practice. They easily beat the other eight teams they played, winning by an average of around 50 points per game. Miller led the team in scoring, rebounding, and steals.

In 1984, Miller led the U.S. Olympic team to the gold medal at the summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1986, she was selected to represent the USA at the inaugural Goodwill games, held in Moscow. The American team took home gold. The same year, she was on the USA World Championship team, where they also won a gold medal.

After finishing college, Miller was drafted by several professional basketball leagues. However, she suffered recurring knee injuries that prevented her from continuing her playing career. From 1986 to 1991, she was an assistant coach at USC and a television sportscaster. From 1987 to 1993, she worked for ABC Sports/ESPN where she served as a reporter for "ABC's Wide World of Sports." She was also a commentator for the network's college basketball telecasts. In 1988, she served as a correspondent for the Calgary Olympics.

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From 1993 to 1995, she worked as the head coach at USC. The then coached for four seasons with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA and also served as the team's general manager. In 1998, she coached the team to a 16-12 record and the WNBA Finals, where they ultimately lost to the Houston Comets. In 2000, she resigned from the position, citing fatigue.

Meanwhile, Miller spent much of her time focusing on her sportscasting career during this time period. She initially served as a sideline reporter for the "NBA on TNT" Thursday night doubleheader coverage on TBS. She also made occasional appearances as a Studio Analyst for the NBA games during this time. In November of 1996, she became the first female analyst to call a nationally televised NBA game. She also served as the sideline reporter in "2K Sports' NBA 2K" series. She eventually left TBS in 2013 when her contract expired.

Additionally, she worked as a basketball commentator at the 1994 Goodwill Games. In 1996, she served as the women's basketball analyst and men's basketball reporter for NBC's coverage of the Atlanta Summer Olympics.

In 2014, Miller was named the women's basketball coach at Langston University. A couple of years later, in 2016, she was named the women's basketball coach at California State Los Angeles.

Personal Life

Miller has always been very private about her personal life and relationships. She has never made any statement about being in a relationship.

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