Sources: UNLV parts with Menzies after 3 years

UNLV has parted ways with head coach Marvin Menzies after three seasons, sources told ESPN.

Menzies took over in 2016 after Chris Beard left the Runnin’ Rebels for Texas Tech less than three weeks after being hired. Beard had replaced Todd Simon, who was the interim coach after Dave Rice was fired midway through the 2015-16 campaign.

Menzies, who spent one season as an assistant coach at UNLV in 2004-05, went 48-48 in his three seasons in the desert. The Rebels struggled to an 11-21 record his first year in charge, won 20 games last season, then went 17-14 this season. They finished tied for fourth in the Mountain West standings.

Prior to taking over at UNLV, Menzies was the head coach at New Mexico State for nine seasons, winning three regular-season championships and making five NCAA tournament appearances.

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