UNLV said in statement today that it will hire BYU assistant coach Dave Rice to replace Lon Kruger as the program’s head men’s basketball coach. Rice, who played on UNLV’s 1990 national championship team, has been an assistant for the Cougars for the last six years.
Dave Rice Rumors
Two former UNLV basketball players, Dave Rice and Reggie Theus, are candidates to be the program’s next coach. Larry Johnson wants his name added to the short list. Johnson discussed the idea with former Rebels coach Jerry Tarkanian on Saturday and decided to promote his interest in the position. “I would love to do it,” Johnson said. “This situation is just like ideal. It’s close to my heart. If they hire me, we would get back to being the Runnin’ Rebels.”