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UNLV announces basketball coaching moves

Updated April 10, 2018 - 1:56 pm

UNLV coach Marvin Menzies has temporarily promoted Preston Laird from director of basketball operations to assistant coach.

Laird steps in for Rob Jeter, who is leaving to join coach Richard Pitino’s staff at Minnesota.

“I want to thank Rob for coming out West and spending two years on our coaching staff at UNLV,” Menzies said in a statement. “We appreciate all he did for us and our student-athletes. He will be a great fit for Richard at Minnesota and we wish him and his family the best as they get back to their Midwestern roots.

“In the transition, Preston Laird has moved into one of the countable coaching positions and will immediately be able to help recruit and participate in on-court instruction.”

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