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UNLV basketball staffer Brandon Mason taking assistant job at New Mexico

UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies, back, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Colorado State on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

UNLV basketball staffer Brandon Mason taking assistant job at New Mexico
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 (11:25 a.m.)
UNLV basketball is being hit with another departure in the front office, as director of player development Brandon Mason is leaving the Rebels after one season for an assistant coaching position at New Mexico. The move has not been made official yet, but a UNLV source ...
UNLV director of basketball operations Kreigh Warkentien lifts up Khem Birch's headphones to tell him how much time remained before practice for their second round NCAA Tournament game against Cal Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Kreigh Warkentien leaving UNLV for Washington
Thursday, July 20, 2017
One of UNLV’s key behind-the-scenes staffers is leaving the program, as assistant athletics director for men’s basketball Kreigh Warkentien has accepted a position with the University of Washington. Warkentien was hired as UNLV’s director of basketball operations in ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies does his best to keep his players dialed in versus Wyoming during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.
Analysis: Jay Green brings quirky game to UNLV basketball
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jay Green was the first player from the Class of 2017 to commit to UNLV, but his November pledge was eventually overshadowed by incoming star recruits such as ...
A mural along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., depicts Jackson Vroman, the late basketball player. After a brief NBA career, Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing many friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34, in a Los Angeles swimming pool, casts a lonely light on his life.
Son of former Runnin’ Rebel lived hard, played hard, died young
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sitting on a park bench overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto on a brilliant summer day in 2015, I was approached by a woman looking for directions. The woman mentioned that she had emigrated from Iran a couple of months earlier, and I replied that I knew of only one person who ...
UNLV basketball assistant coach Rob Jeter, left, and Jordan Johnson watch practice at Mendenhall Center on the UNLV campus Monday, August 1, 2016.
Jordan Johnson ready to point UNLV basketball in right direction
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
If Jordan Johnson isn’t a natural point guard, he sure knows how to act the part. The last time he played college basketball, he finished second in the NCAA in assists, as he averaged 8.1 per game for Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015-16. Now, after transferring to UNLV and sitting out a redshirt season, the fifth-year senior will take the reins for the Rebels and run the point for a team poised to jump from last place to Mountain West contention. Teammates and coaches ...
Golden State guard Patrick McCaw smiles as he tosses a ball to an official during their NBA Summer League Game against Philadelphia Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Patrick McCaw returns to UNLV with trophy in tow
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Patrick McCaw has never been flashy — the UNLV alum is quiet off the court and plays a no-frills style on it — but he didn’t need to be the life of the party in order to draw a crowd on Friday. The Larry O’Brien trophy ...
The Phoenix Suns' Derrick Jones Jr. reacts during an NBA summer league game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Derrick Jones carving out NBA career the hard way
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Midway through the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Suns’ summer league game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, second-year forward Derrick Jones got a reminder of just how difficult life in the NBA can be ...
UNLV forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. (33) dunks the ball with authority early in play versus Air Force during their Mountain West Championship first game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Orlando Magic waive former UNLV, Bishop Gorman player Stephen Zimmerman
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Orlando Magic waived center Stephen Zimmerman on Tuesday, ending his tenure with the team after one year. Zimmerman, who played at ...
UNLV freshman Brandon McCoy practices with the USA Basketball Under-19 team Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Analysis: Big man Brandon McCoy is key to Rebels' rebuild
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
More than any other newcomer joining the UNLV roster this season, Brandon McCoy is being counted on to turn things around. As a five-star prospect and the most heralded recruit to commit during coach Marvin Menzies’ tenure, McCoy will be under pressure to perform at a high level on both ends of the court and impact the team’s win-loss record in a tangible way. And despite being just 19 years old, he’s expected to do all of that immediately. That’s a lot to ...
Members of the media and the USA Olympic basketball team take over UNLV's Mendenhall Center Friday, July 6, 2012.
Brandon McCoy makes USA Basketball U19 team
Thursday, June 22, 2017
UNLV freshman Brandon McCoy has been selected to play for the USA Basketball Under-19 team in next month’s FIBA World Cup. McCoy, a 7-foot center, was one of 12 players to make the cut. USA Basketball invited 27 players to its training facility in Colorado Springs for a ...
Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz, right, tosses a baseball in the outfield in front of grounds crew workers Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Fenway Park in Boston. Rain postponed Sunday's scheduled Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Red Sox until Monday.
Vegas Play of the Day: Red Sox at Royals
Sports betting:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies directs some traffic on the court during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Analysis: UNLV's athletic forward Anthony Smith is all hustle
Rebels basketball:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
When Anthony Smith committed to UNLV on Jan. 16, the program was in a different place. The Rebels were scuffling their way toward a 10-21 record, and with a roster that had been pieced together at the last minute, it didn’t look like an immediate turnaround was ...
The Mountain West basketball tournament each March at the Thomas & Mack Center typically attracts a capacity crowd.
UNLV's 2017-18 Mountain West schedule announced
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
If the Rebels consider themselves true contenders for the Mountain West title, they are going to have to prove it over the final month of the season. The league released its conference schedule today, and the second half of the slate is ...
UNLV Head Coach Marvin Menzies reacts to a play as the Rebels play the Utah State Aggies at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Rebels' nonconference schedule should reveal Menzies' intentions
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Just how good does Marvin Menzies think the Rebels can be this season? Under normal circumstances, you’d need a soundproof room, a dosage of truth syrum and some instruments of torture in order to get a college hoops coach to reveal his honest expectations of his team. But ...
U.S. Olympic basketball team fans wave a U.S. flag during their exhibition game against the Dominican Republic Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The U.S. won 113-59.
Brandon McCoy invited to USA Basketball tryout
Thursday, June 8, 2017
UNLV fans are already excited about incoming recruit Brandon McCoy, and the anticipation will only heighten if the five-star center begins his freshman season with a gold medal around his neck. McCoy will have that opportunity, as USA Basketball announced ...