Former UNLV basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after police say he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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Coppin State transfer Christian Kessee, who went to Valley High School, would like to play basketball for UNLV. But he is waiting to see how much interest new coach Marvin Menzies has in him.
Max Good,the special assistant to the head coach at UNLV the past two seasons, was named the new basketball coach at Pratt (Kansas) Community College.
The 6-foot 6-inch guard from Ranger (Texas) College picked the Rebels over Houston and Texas-El Paso. He visited all three schools, and will have three seasons of eligibility at UNLV.
New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies picked up his first new player when 6-foot-6-inch junior college guard Kris Clyburn signed a letter of intent Tuesday.
Dave Rice, the Rebels’ coach until he was fired Jan. 10, will become an assistant to UNR coach Eric Musselman.
For the second time in two weeks, the University of Nevada Board of Regents approved a prospective UNLV basketball coach’s contract.
If he wins games as quickly as he did the news conference, Marvin Menzies will have spun some magic as UNLV’s new basketball coach, a position solidified when the regents voted 12-1 in favor of approving his five-year contract.
All indications are the University of Nevada Board of Regents will approve new coach Marvin Menzies’ five-year contract when it meets at 9 a.m. Friday at the Nevada System of Higher Education building.
Providence associate head coach Andre LaFleur and New Mexico State special assistant to the head coach Brandon Mason will join new UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies staff. Menzies, though, first will go before the University of Nevada Board of Regents on Friday to have his contract voted on.
As expected, Dwayne Morgan announced he would remain at UNLV after considering transferring. He made the announcement on Twitter.
The process is much smoother for new UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies to get approved by the University of Nevada Board of Regents than it was for Chris Beard nearly two weeks ago. Beard was approved 9-4 before leaving for Texas Tech a week later.
UNLV is more than coming out ahead for watching Chris Beard go to Texas Tech.
The spring signing period began Wednesday, so this is a sensitive time for new UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies as he tries to build his program while at the same time catching up to his competitors.
The series of events in UNLV men’s basketball since coach Dave Rice was fired Jan. 10.
Shortly after UNLV announced it had reached an agreement with Marvin Menzies to become its next basketball coach Saturday, social media sites were rife with rumors that the Rebels could have landed George Karl at a bargain basement price.
Marvin Menzies, who was announced Saturday as UNLV’s next basketball coach, has produced a string of winning teams at New Mexico State, but as is typically the case with successful head coaches, he learned from some of the best as an assistant.
UNLV wasted no time in naming New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies its new basketball coach Saturday morning. But it will take some time to make the hire official. Menzies won’t have the job until the University of Nevada Board of Regents approves his contract, probably on Friday.
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.