After being offered the head coaching job at USF, Dave Rice has decided to remain at UNLV after receiving a two year extension.
Via CBS Sports:
“I am excited about the future of our men’s basketball program at UNLV and appreciate the confidence that the administration has in the direction we are headed,” Rice said in a statement. “Our staff has done a good job of assembling next season’s team. We are looking forward to coaching the returning players as well as the newcomers.”
Tina Kunzer-Murphy almost made a statement about Rice’s contract that will be extended throughout the 2018-19 season.
“We are thrilled that Coach Rice will lead our men’s basketball program into the future,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “We have had a great deal of success in his first three years and are looking forward to even greater success in the future. No one is more dedicated, more passionate and works harder toward the goal of making the Runnin’ Rebels into an elite program than Dave. It is a process and takes time, but we are 100 percent committed to success. Dave cares deeply about our student-athletes, the university, our alums and the Las Vegas community, and we are proud to have him as our head coach.”
Rice is 71-31 as the leader of the Running Rebels and he has one of next year’s best recruiting classes in the nation with two five star prospects. Makes sense why he decided to stay. USF is still on the search for their next head coach.