UNLV will have to replace Bryce Hamilton, but if they are going to take the next step, Kevin Kruger needs to find someone even better.
UNLV has a brand new team for 2021-22. Here are four big questions ahead of Kevin Kruger's debut as the Rebels head coach.
Kevin Kruger completely remade the UNLV roster, but preseason projections suggest the Rebels will still struggle this season.
Bryce Hamilton is back and Kevin Kruger intends to lean on him. But it will be critical for UNLV to give Hamilton more help.
Kevin Kruger's schedule will give UNLV a shot at an NCAA Tournament appearance. But without massive improvements, UNLV could face a lot of losses.
Kevin Kruger will start his tenure at UNLV against Gardner Webb. The Rebels already have a loaded non-conference schedule for 2021.
UNLV will face a big test this season in Michigan, fresh off a run to the Elite 8. That should help the Rebels NCAA Tournament chances.
T.J. Otzelberger is the lowest paid head coach in the Big 12, as he did not receive a significant raise after leaving UNLV for Iowa State.
UNLV will make up a game missed because of COVID-19, as the Omaha Mavericks come to Vegas. The Rebels schedule is filling up.
Kevin Kruger's roster is full after he grabbed a 7-foot-1 center from Pacific in James Hampshire, who will provide rim protection.