UNLV picks Beard, Menzies withdraws

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It took a few months but, UNLV finally has a men’s basketball coach.

Chris Beard is leaving Arkansas Little Rock to take over the Runnin Rebels. Beard led Arkansas Little Rock to a 30-5 finish and NCAA Tournament appearance this past season.

Before the school officially announced their choice, New Mexico State Coach Marvin Menzies withdrew his name from consideration.

KRQE Sports talked to Menzies Monday but, he said he was not going to comment on why he withdrew. Menzies has been at New Mexico State University the past nine seasons and is working with the school on a contract extension.

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