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April 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Nevada Board of Regents approved a five-year contract that will guarantee Rollie Massimino, Nevada Las Vegas basketball coach, at least $386,000 per year.
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April 3, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
Christian Laettner will be playing basketball Saturday when Duke continues its goal of becoming the first back-to-back national champions since UCLA's. But why? He shouldn't be. Laettner should be on the Duke bench, wearing street clothes. Laettner should be suspended. Laettner should have to wait to see if Duke could defeat Indiana without him. He should be sweating out whether he has any college eligibility left.
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April 2, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Rollie Massimino's arrival in the Big West Conference will mean a reunion with former Villanova guard Lloyd Mumford, now at UC Irvine. The two didn't part amicably. "I can't believe it," said Mumford, who transferred from Villanova after Massimino dropped him from the team last summer. "I'd like to beat him probably as bad as anybody could be beaten, on a professional level."
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April 2, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rollie Massimino, respected as much for helping his players graduate as for winning games, will take over the Nevada Las Vegas basketball program that is embarking on a new direction, Jim Weaver, UNLV's athletic director, said Wednesday at a campus news conference. In moving from the Big East to the Big West, Massimino, 57, brings to UNLV a nationally recognized coach whose program at Villanova University was never under NCAA investigation during his 19-year tenure.
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November 21, 1988
After doing a commercial for an antacid product, Tom Lasorda recommended Villanova basketball Coach Rollie Massimino for one, and the sponsor agreed. "It took all day to film," Massimino told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I had to keep getting up and down. They said, 'Take your coat off.' "I said, 'I don't take my coat off. I haven't taken my coat off in 5 years.' They said, 'This is acting. You've got to take your coat off.' I did it for 7 hours. Running up and down those sidelines.
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June 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Rollie Massimino rejected an offer from the New Jersey Nets Thursday that would have made him one of the highest-paid coaches in the National Basketball Assn. Massimino chose instead to stay at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, where he has posted a 228-137 record in 12 seasons. His Wildcats won the NCAA tournament this spring, upsetting top-ranked Georgetown in the title game. The emotional Massimino, 51, turned down the deal, reportedly for at least $2.
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