UNCASVILLE — During his quarter-century as a women's basketball coach, those who played for Curt Miller, who knew and respected him for who he was and the quality of his work, also knew something else about him. Miller is openly gay.
On Thursday, the Connecticut Sun announced it had hired Miller, a six-time coach of the year in the Mid-American Conference. Miller, 47, becomes the first openly gay male coach of a professional sports team in the nation.
His sexuality wasn't something he talked much about publicly during his 13 seasons coaching women's basketball at Bowling Green and Indiana because he had nothing to hide and didn't have to.
"I have lived very...