Larry Brown is interested in becoming UNLV's next coach and has even had conversations with UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood, SI.com reported Saturday. But the school has already announced the four finalists for the job are BYU assistant Dave Rice, former New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus, former Oregon coach Ernie Kent and St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap, meaning there's no indication Brown is being seriously considered.
"The list has been narrowed down to four outstanding candidates and I am looking forward to continuing the interview process," Livengood said in a statement. "We are looking forward to naming our new head coach very soon."
Rice and Theus, both of whom are former UNLV players, are considered the leading candidates.
UNLV is expected to hire one of them on Sunday or Monday.
Brown, 70, was fired by the Bobcats in December.
He hasn't coached college basketball since leading Kansas to the national title in 1988.