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UNLV has a new men's basketball coach as assistant coach and former Rebels point guard Kevin Kruger was named head coach. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Former UNLV point guard and assistant coach Kevin Kruger was promoted to head coach of the Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team, roughly a week after the departure of former coach T.J Otzelberger. Kruger played for the Rebels under his dad Lon Kruger for two season in 2006-2007 and led the team to their last Sweet Sixteen appearance. He’s been an assistant coach for UNLV for the last two seasons. In a statement released on Sunday, Kruger said he’s “speechless.”

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.