UNLV has its big man, and Cheickna Dembele’s high school coach said the Rebels are getting a good one. He was being recruited by Michigan State and Syracuse and had a trip planned to Missouri.
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Twitter was abuzz Wednesday with speculation that new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard’s stay in Las Vegas could be a short one.
The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth coach since last making the playoffs in 2006.
When word got out that Chris Beard was going to be the new UNLV basketball coach, a 45-year-old man from Las Vegas named Che’ Jones wrote a letter and attached a resume about his dream. He wants only to be an assistant basketball coach at UNLV.
Stacey Augmon was disappointed and saddened with how things ended, how his time as a UNLV assistant basketball coach concluded. He had hoped for much more.
Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final NBA game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.
The Golden State Warriors earned a National Basketball Association record-setting 73rd regular season victory on Wednesday with a 125-104 blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Sacramento Kings plan to fire coach George Karl after the season finale, according to reports Wednesday.
There are 14 games on the schedule as the NBA wraps up the regular season. No game will be hyped more than Kobe’s career finale, although there probably will be no playoff implications when the Lakers host the Utah Jazz.
South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro posted this proposition bet Monday: How many games will the Golden State Warriors lose in the NBA playoffs? The total is 5½, with the under favored at minus-130.
How many scholarships new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard will have to offer is uncertain. Four players are on the current roster, including three on scholarship.
UNLV forward Ben Carter has the option as a senior graduate to transfer and play at another school right away, but no decision has been made, according to his dad, Mike.
Mark Adams, Brian Burg and Chris Ogden all appear to be headed to UNLV to serve as assistants under new coach Chris Beard, but the school has not announced their hires.
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town next week, set to perform at the new T-Mobile Arena, and they’ve already christened the arena by showing off their skills and sinking some rooftop trick shots.
UNLV guard Jordan Cornish announced Monday on Twitter he is transferring to California.
The result is a lack of cohesion that has led to 18-15 records each of the past two seasons. The run of seven consecutive postseason appearances, including six in the NCAAs under Kruger and successor Dave Rice, is a distant memory.
Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 Sunday night for their 72nd victory this season, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the single-season record.
The employee working at a pizza place in Pasadena, Calif., called himself Ron. Sure, he was significantly taller than his colleagues, but there he was, working alongside them carrying pizza boxes and taking orders on March 11 at the Blaze Pizza store.
They made Chris Beard sit there for more than two hours while they discussed whether he was worthy of making $900,000 next season for drawing up X’s and O’s on his now famous dry eraser board, and $1.4 million a couple of seasons down the road, provided he is as successful here as he was at Arkansas-Little Rock last season.
Villanova University has canceled classes Tuesday as students celebrate the men’s basketball team’s first NCAA championship title since 1985.
UNLV officially has its coach and you couldn’t have hoped for a better opening message from him, one about building and winning and sustaining a level of success all the right ways, that the goal is not to get things done quickly but rather correctly.
Chris Beard, 43, agreed to take the job on March 27, but the process was drawn out. He officially will be introduced at a news conference at 3 p.m. Friday at the Mendenhall Center.
Villanova fans descended on downtown Philadelphia on Friday to cheer their NCAA championship basketball team, flooding the city in a raucous sea of blue.