Reports: UNLV will hire Little Rock coach Chris Beard

UNLV will hire Arkansas-Little Rock’s Chris Beard as its new head basketball coach, according to multiple reports. 
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UNLV will hire Arkansas-Little Rock’s Chris Beard as its new head basketball coach, according to multiplereports.

Beard’s contract will be for five years, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

Beard led the Trojans to a 30–5 record and a trip to the NCAA tournament in 2015–16. Twelfth-seeded Little Rock knocked off No. 5 Purdue in the first round.

The Runnin’ Rebels had been searching for a coach after the resignation of Dave Rice in January. UNLV finished sixth in the MWC this season at 8–10 and went 18–15 overall.

– Kenny Ducey