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Beard Leaves UNLV for Texas Tech

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

Less than a week after he was introduced as new UNLV Men's Basketball head coach, Chris Beard bolted for the same job at Texas Tech. The former Arkansas-Little Rock head coach paid a $1M buyout of his UNLV contract in order to return to a place he referred to as "home".

Beard was a Red Raiders assistant more than a decade ago and couldn't resist taking over the program following Tubby Smith's departure. Needless to say, UNLV's AD was none too pleased:

“This unprecedented move is extremely disappointing to the president (Len Jessup) and I, for our program and to our fans,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “Our search process allowed us to develop a deep pool of qualified candidates, from which we will select a great coach who really wants to be here and who will honor his commitments in leading the Runnin’ Rebels.”

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