Some of the potential outside candidates that have already had some discussions include Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, former UCLA coach Steve Lavin and Louisville coach Rick Pitino. There’s also Arizona associate head coach Joe Pasternack and New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies, and which level of coach UNLV can ultimately hire depends largely on what it will pay.
UNLV hopes to have a coach soon. “We’re hoping by the end of this month we’ll have a coach,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “… We’ve been talking to a lot of people; a lot of head coaches, a few associate coaches, some NBA guys. We’ve talked to a lot of different people and kind of whittling it down.”