Mountain West

Hartman added to UNLV Basketball Staff

Former Oklahoma men’s basketball assistant coach Carlin Hartman has been hired as an assistant coach for the UNLV men’s basketball program, head coach Kevin Kruger announced Thursday. Hartman comes to Las Vegas after spending the last five seasons with the Sooners under Lon Kruger. The program made NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last

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Craig Smith takes over at Utah

University of Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced today that Craig Smith will serve as the 16th head coach of the Runnin’ Utes men’s basketball program. Smith takes over at Utah after leading his teams to three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths and two Mountain West Conference Tournament championships in his three seasons as head

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New Mexico hires Richard Pitino

University of New Mexico Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez has announced that Richard Pitino, who has been a part of several championships and Power 5 programs, has been named as the 22nd head coach of the Lobo men’s basketball team. “It is a great day for Lobo Basketball and for everyone who loves our program

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REPORT: Prioleau out at San Jose State

According to a report by Jeff Goodman, Jean Prioleau has been fired at San Jose Sate. Prioleau had struggled during his four-year tenure at SJSU, compiling a 20-93 (.177) overall record. This past season, the Spartans went 5-15 (3-13 Mountain West). His original deal runs through April 30, 2022, and he is entitled to 50%

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Weir out as Head Coach at New Mexico

The University of New Mexico Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez announced today that he and head men’s basketball coach Dr. Paul Weir have mutually agreed to part ways at the conclusion of the 2020-21 basketball season. “Paul and I agree that a change of leadership in our men’s basketball program is in our best interest at this time,” said

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Utah State extends Smith through 2025-26 season

Utah State Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell has officially announced the contract extension of head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith, extending his tenure with the Aggies through the 2025-26 season. “We are excited to announce this extension of Craig’s contract,” Hartwell said. “In less than three years he has established a consistent

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Former Air Force Head Coach Lands at New Mexico

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program has added a familiar face to its staff as Dave Pilipovich, former head coach of fellow Mountain West squad, Air Force, has been hired as the Lobos’ special assistant to the head coach, the program announced. Pilipovich, who served as head coach at Air Force for eight

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Collins added as DBO at New Mexico

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program has added Aki Collins to its staff, the program announced. Collins will serve as the program’s director of operations after Ralph Davis was promoted to assistant coach in September. Collins comes to UNM after spending the last five years as an amateur evaluation scout for the Oklahoma

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New Mexico Men’s Basketball Staff Update

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program has made a pair of staff changes, the program announced on Wednesday. Current director of operations, Ralph Davis, has been promoted to assistant coach and Robert Edwards has been added as video coordinator. Davis moves into the assistant coach position after serving the last season as the

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