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Plastic Man Is Coming Home!

Stacey Augmon has been hired as an assistant coach for the UNLV men’s basketball program, head coach Dave Rice announced yesterday. Augmon, 42, returns home to UNLV after spending the last four seasons as assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets.

“We are excited to add Stacey to our coaching staff,” Rice said. “Adding a former Rebel is really special, especially with the valuable coaching experience he has from his four years in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets. Having played with Stacey at UNLV, it was obvious what a great player he was, but what really stood out to me was his commitment to winning and what a terrific teammate he was.”

Augmon joined the Nuggets’ coaching staff following a 15-year NBA playing career. After being selected ninth overall in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, he earned First Team All-Rookie honors that season. He also played for Detroit, Portland, Charlotte/New Orleans and Orlando. In 1,001 career regular-season games in the league, he scored 7,990 points, grabbed 3,216 rebounds and recorded 974 steals.

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