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Mar 15, 2019 7:45 PM 1+ mon ago

UNLV fires basketball coach Menzies after 3 seasons

When he couldn't win consistently enough or energize the fan base of a once-proud program, the school decided to go in a different direction.

UNLV fired Menzies on Friday after three seasons and a first-round exit from the Mountain West Conference tournament, ending a tenure with small successes but no major leaps.

"If I'm not confident in where we're headed, we need to make a change," UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said.

Menzies was hired in 2016 to replace Dave Rice and hopefully get UNLV back to the NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013. He was the first full-time African American coach to lead the program.

UNLV initially offered the job to Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, who turned it down. Chris Beard took the job, but left for Texas Tech after a month.

Menzies, the ...

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