Stacey Augmon expects to coach in NBA next season

CHICAGO — Former UNLV assistant basketball coach Stacey Augmon said Friday he was headed back to the NBA to coach.

Augmon, who helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA championship in 1990, did not provide specifics during an interview at the NBA Draft Combine. It is expected he would be an assistant coach in the NBA.

The UNLV product was an assistant for the Rebels under coach Dave Rice and Todd Simon, who took over as interim coach after Rice was fired at midseason. Augmon campaigned for the job, interviewing early in the process before the school eventually hired Marvin Menzies from New Mexico State

Augmon’s NBA background is as deep. He was an assistant for the Denver Nuggets for four seasons before returning to his alma mater.

“Vegas was good to me, had a good run,” Augmon said. “I’m still a Rebel. Will always be a Rebel. I don’t want nothing but the best for them.”

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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