Miller in no hurry to make decision about retirement

Known for taking risks when he’s racing, skier Bode Miller is taking a cautious approach as he decides whether to retire.

That means making sure he’s on the same page as the U.S. Ski Team.

“The team makes a big difference, the U.S. Ski Team, in regards to what they’re going to do, where their funding is at,” said Miller, who doesn’t expect to decide until the team’s preseason camp in August. “Even philosophy and stuff, what they’re going to do next year. Because that makes a big difference for me.

“Obviously, it’s been an issue for a lot of years. That’s why I started my own team partly. … They have some good stuff going on, but when it really comes down to nuts and bolts it has not changed at all really. Because it was the way it was, I just powered through it and got to the Olympics.”

Miller won gold, silver and bronze at the Vancouver Olympics, helping U.S. Alpine skiers to a record haul of eight medals overall.

That’s probably why U.S. men’s head coach Sasha Rearick is willing to listen and made it clear that he wants Miller back on the team.

“I take all the comments from all the guys and try to apply them. I want to make our team better,” he said. “We want to see Bode ski racing and part of our ski team family.”


BOYS’ LACROSSE: Eric Banash scored a pair of goals and Mike Bouchard also scored to lead Hebron Academy (3-4) to a 3-1 win at Kents Hill.

Timmy Ryan scored for Kents Hill.




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