Tag:Reggie Theus
Posted on: April 10, 2011 1:55 pm

Source: UNLV to hire BYU assistant Rice

BYU associate head coach Dave Rice is expected to be announced as UNLV's next head coach in the next 24 hours, a source told CBSSports.com on Sunday.

Rice is a UNLV graduate who was part of Jerry Tarkanian's 1990 national championship team. The California native was an assistant at UNLV for 11 seasons under Tarkanian, Tim Grgurich, Bill Bayno and Charlie Spoonhour. He joined the Utah State staff in 2004, then the BYU staff in 2005.

Rice was one of four candidates to interview for the UNLV job. The others were former New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus, former Oregon coach Ernie Kent and current St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown expressed interest in the opening, according to SI.com. But a source told CBSSports.com he was never seriously considered.

"Dave is an outstanding teacher of the game and has always been part of successful programs both as a player and a coach," BYU coach Dave Rose once said of Rice. "Dave possesses a complete knowledge of the game and has done a terrific job coordinating our game plans and recruiting efforts. He is also a tireless worker and a great person."

Rice will replace Lon Kruger.

Kruger left to be Oklahoma's new coach.
Posted on: April 9, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: April 9, 2011 10:00 pm

Report: Brown interested in coaching UNLV

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.
Posted on: June 18, 2009 10:01 am

Theus interviewing at USC today

Reggie Theus is interviewing for the head coaching job at USC today, and if all goes well industry sources told CBSSports.com that an offer could be tendered in the subsequent days, if not sooner.

And it makes sense, really.

Theus is familiar with the west coast and Los Angeles specifically, and he used to recruit the area while he was an assistant at Louisville and then the head coach at New Mexico State. His NBA background is also a bonus because kids dig that kind of stuff, and his solid relationship with the influential Pump brothers -- L.A.-based twins Dana and David Pump -- can only help. So unless Theus' candidacy takes a hit that turns USC away -- worth noting is that sources believe that's precisely what happened at Arizona earlier this year -- then there's a better than good chance that Theus will replace Tim Floyd on a permanent basis now that Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon rejected USC's overture.

Theus was 41-33 in two seasons at New Mexico State.

He made one NCAA tournament.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Reggie Theus, USC
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