It has been said that fair play doesn’t pertain in bargaining. What matters is leverage.
Dave Rice is not leaving Las Vegas, after all. The UNLV basketball coach is no longer a candidate at South Florida, according to a report by ESPN.
Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year.
Heath Schroyer, a UNLV basketball assistant coach for the past three seasons, is close to finalizing a deal to become the head coach at Tennessee-Martin. An official announcement is expected Thursday, according to CBSSports.com.
Three years ago, when Dave Rice unexpectedly landed his dream job, he announced an exciting plan that made a lot of sense. But this was not in his plans.
There was about a minute remaining in UNLV’s basketball game against San Diego State on Friday evening when Aztecs fans began a popular chant for teams about to win on another’s court.
UNLV’s basketball team might over the next 24 hours be given the opportunity to continue a season that has delivered more disappointments than not, but the Rebels should deny any and all such inquiries.
UNLV’s Khem Birch courageously played through pain and laid it all on the line. But the Rebels went out with a whimper anyway, getting knocked out of the Mountain West tournament Friday night while resembling a dispirited and dysfunctional mess in the process.
In a game during which San Diego State was determined to take away UNLV’s big-man tandem of Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith, the Rebels’ guards had an opportunity to seize the moment and carry the team into the Mountain West tournament championship game. Didn’t happen. Never had a chance.
The origin dates to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1839. The line was later listed as “The third time is lucky.” UNLV doesn’t need such fortune Friday night. But it better be a whole lot smarter than it was Thursday.