March 16, 2004 |
Nevada Las Vegas hired Lon Kruger, a veteran college and pro coach, to lead the Runnin' Rebels basketball program back to national prominence. Kruger accepted a five-year contract Monday, UNLV Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said. The Nevada Board of Regents must approve the hiring at its Thursday meeting. Kruger, fired last season by the Atlanta Hawks, most recently was an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. "Every [criterion] we set out for has been met," Hamrick said.
May 22, 2003 |
He's a solitary figure, and that's just the way he likes it, sitting alone in the uppermost row of seats behind first base at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. His view is unobstructed, the teasing lights of the Strip glimmering in the distance while his pride and joy takes his place on the field, until the waves of autograph seekers begin to crash his solitude between innings. "Are you Fernando's dad?" a youngster asks.
February 9, 2003 |
Dalron Johnson contemplated a transfer. Marcus Banks said he had been released from his letter of intent and was exploring his options. It was March 2001. The coaching search that Nevada Las Vegas was conducting in the wake of Bill Bayno's in-season firing seemed fruitless, especially after UNLV officials had been spurned by Rick Pitino and could not secure an interview with a very interested Ben Howland.
November 5, 2002 |
Football Coach John Robinson of Nevada Las Vegas said Monday that he would address an awkward situation that occurred Saturday, when assistant head coach John Jackson left the Rebels' game early to get to a boxing card in which he was promoting a fighter. Jackson, who earns $119,600 annually for overseeing UNLV's running game, left Sam Boyd Stadium with about three minutes left in regulation and the Rebels leading Wyoming by eight points.
September 12, 2002 |
If John Robinson's Nevada Las Vegas football team defeats Oregon State on Saturday, it will be the 200th victory in his professional/college career. It's not going to happen, of course, so I stopped by his office Wednesday to tell him so. I see no reason to treat him any differently than Pete Carroll and Bob Toledo.
March 20, 2001 |
Bobby Braswell spent Monday answering his e-mail, not questions about his coaching future. "You're lucky I answered the phone," said Braswell, the Cal State Northridge basketball coach. Braswell in recent weeks has been besieged by inquiries, professional and personal, after leading Northridge to its first NCAA tournament appearance.