Monday, April 4, 2011

Who Wants The UNLV Gig?

[HT: Las Vegas Review-Journal,]

That's a good question. UNLV hasn't been it's glitziest self since Jerry Tarkanian was forced to leave the strip.

Rollie Massimino, Bill Bayno, Charlie Spoonhour and Lon Kruger couldn't make the Runnin' Rebels the best show in town like Tark did however, a trio of former players for Tark would like to give it a shot.

Reggie Theus wants the job. Theus had a successful yet brief tenure at New Mexico State leading the Aggies to an NCAA tournament appearance.

Dave Rice, who was on UNLV's Final Four teams in 1990, which won the national championship, and 1991 appears to be the leading candidate. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood has already met with Rice, who's an associate head coach at BYU.

The third former Runnin' Rebel to throw his hat in the ring is 1990 National player of the year Larry Johnson. That interview is coming soon I'm sure.

It appears that Bob Knight has expressed interest in the UNLV position. The Las Vegas Review-Journal is citing a source saying Knight is interested. Part of me would like to see Knight coaching in Las Vegas. You would have a most wins in NCAA history death match between Knight, who has 902 career wins and Mike Krzyzewski, who has 900 wins.

Kind of similar to Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden.

The OSG HQ wants to know if any Elvis impersonator have dropped off a resume.

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