Kevin Kruger

Kevin Kruger to take UNLV to Canada for preseason camp

UNLV is headed to Canada before the 2022-23 basketball season. The Rebels will head to Vancouver, British Columbia, for a preseason camp Aug. 15 to 20. Coach Kevin Kruger said he thinks the trip will give his team an opportunity to bond. “We wanted to make sure we get to...
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Former Sooner Elijah Harkless commits to UNLV and coach Kevin Kruger

One week after entering the transfer portal on April 11, former Oklahoma guard Elijah Harkless has a destination. The 6-foot-3 guard announced his commitment to UNLV via Twitter Monday afternoon. The former Cal State Northridge transfer made 23 starts and scored 10.0 points per game as OU's fourth-leading scorer in...
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Kevin Kruger preaches better shot selection for struggling UNLV

Shot selection remains a priority for UNLV basketball coach Kevin Kruger. So much so that he installed tape on the courts inside the Mendenhall Center to highlight the spots from which he wants the Rebels to shoot. “They do a lot of stats and stuff so it just shows where...

Graney: Effort, defense define UNLV basketball under Kevin Kruger

It was minutes after his team’s basketball practice concluded Thursday — a long jump shot from when UNLV would face No. 4 Michigan — when Kevin Kruger sat a few rows off the Mendenhall Center court. “As a program, they’re what we want to be like,” he said of the...

Runnin' Rebels defeat Gardner-Webb 64-58 to begin the Kevin Kruger era

It wasn’t flashy, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end UNLV was able to do just enough in Kevin Kruger’s collegiate head coaching debut to defeat Gardner-Webb 64-58 at the Thomas and Mack Center. The shooting performance from both teams was sloppy to say the least. Both teams combined to...

Kevin Kruger wins debut as Runnin’ Rebel coach

Kevin Kruger had done just about everything possible at UNLV. As a player he led the Rebels to the Sweet 16 in 2007, he also was an assistant coach for a couple of season and now he has taken over the program that his father, Lon, used to coach. Kruger won his opener Wednesday night as the new Rebels head coach.

UNLV opens Kevin Kruger era with win over Gardner-Webb

The great reveal took place Wednesday night, the first chance for new coach Kevin Kruger to run his own program and for a roster with nine transfers to make its own statement. UNLV was fortunate the opponent was Gardner-Webb. The Rebels missed and missed and missed, but because Gardner-Webb had...
Las Vegas Sun

Take a Lap: Pop quiz with UNLV coach Kevin Kruger

Welcome to the latest installment of “Take a Lap with Mike Grimala,” a video interview series that we hope becomes a regular trip to the fun side of UNLV sports. The concept is simple: We invite a UNLV athlete, coach or sports personality to hop in a motorized cart and take one lap around the Thomas & Mack Center. During the course of the ride, we hope to learn more about the people who make up the Rebels’ athletic culture — and have a good time along the way.

Kevin Kruger

Kevin Kruger, age 53, passed away October 25, 2021, at his ranch in Normanna, Texas. Kevin was born in Denton, Texas, to Larry and Carla (Perkins) Kruger on June 27, 1968. He graduated from Little Elm High School and earned his nursing degree at Angelo State. He went on to complete his Master’s of Health Science at Texas Wesleyan and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). He was a dedicated CRNA, an expert hunter, loving husband, father and follower of Christ.
Las Vegas Sun

UNLV basketball takes court for first practice under Kevin Kruger

UNLV basketball convened for its first official practice on Wednesday, with (mostly) new players and a (mostly) new coaching staff beginning the process of preparing for the season opener on Nov. 9. A look at how the day unfolded:. Meet the new coach. This wasn’t really Kevin Kruger’s first practice...