Big-screen TVs showed the Cleveland Cavaliers demolishing the Atlanta Hawks, but few were watching Wednesday night. Most of the people crowded into the sports bar were there to see former UNLV coach Lon Kruger and his ex-aide and current Rebels coach, Marvin Menzies.
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UNLV reached a deal Saturday with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies to become the Rebels’ new basketball coach following the sudden departure of Chris Beard to Texas Tech on Friday.
From the familiar feel of West Texas winds to being closer to his three daughters, Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says returning to the school he considers home was too great to resist.
I’m not sure on whose name the Ferris wheel will ultimately stop as UNLV’s next basketball coach, but the circus ride needs to be followed by a thorough, honest evaluation of the search process and those who directed the program to this point.
UNLV officials moved quickly Friday in their effort to hire a basketball coach, and by the end of the night, they were closing in on New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies for the job.
The Rebels have been led by three head coaches — Dave Rice, interim Todd Simon and Chris Beard — since January. A fourth, Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin, was accused of backing out on an oral agreement to take the job. Here are the next five candidates on the list.
The series of events in UNLV men’s basketball since coach Dave Rice was fired.
UNLV coach Chris Beard, who was hired less than a week ago as the new men’s basketball coach, left the Rebels today for the same position at Texas Tech. And, as you can imagine, social media users started having a little fun.
UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard met with Texas Tech officials Thursday to discuss the Red Raiders’ coaching vacancy after just six days at the helm of the Rebels’ program. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said a decision would be made Friday after UNLV officials and Beard meet.
Most believe UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard will take the Texas Tech job. Why wouldn’t he? Why shouldn’t he? No one could have seen this coming.
Twitter was abuzz Wednesday with speculation that new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard’s stay in Las Vegas could be a short one.
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.
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.
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.
Goodluck Okonoboh, who left the UNLV basketball team in November but never transferred to another school, announced Sunday he was declaring for the NBA Draft.
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.
Another player left UNLV when news broke Friday morning that Chris Obekpa was departing early for the NBA Draft.
UNLV forward Derrick Jones Jr., who was suspended for the final three games of the season by the NCAA, announced on his Twitter account Thursday he has declared for the NBA Draft.