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Report: Rebels assistant Stacey Augmon interviewed with the Charlotte Bobcats

Augmon, who joined the UNLV staff last year, has a connection with new Charlotte coach Mike Dunlap

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UNLV coaches Stacey Augmon and Dave Rice evaluate players Friday, July 22, 2011 during the adidas Super 64 tournament.

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UNLV basketball assistant coach and former player Stacey Augmon has interviewed with the Charlotte Bobcats for a job on first-year coach Mike Dunlap’s staff, according to the Associated Press.

The article cites a person familiar with the situation who must remain anonymous because no official hiring decisions have been made. The person says that Charlotte assistants Rob Werdann and Ralph Lewis will not be retained, but the Bobcats are working to keep Stephen Silas, who was an assistant under his father Paul Silas the last one and a half seasons in Charlotte.

Augmon, who played in the NBA for 15 years after helping UNLV win the 1990 national championship, returned to Las Vegas last year to join former teammate Dave Rice’s staff at their alma mater. From 2007-11, Augmon was a player development coach with the Denver Nuggets. Dunlap was an assistant on that staff from 2006-08.

Former UNLV assistant and longtime NBA assistant Tim Grgurich, who worked with both Augmon and Dunlap in Denver, has been rumored to be among the candidates to be on the staff. However, Dunlap told the Charlotte Observer on June 20 that Grgurich probably isn’t interested in the lead assistant role. Grgurich had spent time at some UNLV practices this past season and supported Augmon at the Southern Nevada Hall of Fame reception on June 8.

A phone call placed to Augmon was not immediately returned.

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  1. If Stacey leaves it will be a huge hole

    Good Luck Stacey whatever you decide to do

  2. The Rebels are going to have to give raises to keep the staff together. It won't be long until the success of the program brings interest in all of the staff, including Coach Dave Rice.

  3. I certainly hope the Plastic Man stays, but that's the environment of the game. UNLV really needs him, so I hope he chooses to stay.

  4. Aside from the practical loss of all Stacey's knowledge and drive it would also be a tremendous spiritual loss as Stacey Augmon is one terrific person and a great asset to UNLV and the community.