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OU basketball: Assistant coach Kevin Kruger leaving for UNLV

Kevin Kruger will leave his dad's staff at Oklahoma to accept an assistant coaching job at UNLV, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Kevin Kruger has spent the last three seasons on Lon Kruger's Sooner staff. 

Kevin Kruger played for the Runnin' Rebels under his dad in the 2006-07 season as a graduate transfer. He played his first three seasons at Arizona State. 

“This has always been home,” Kevin Kruger told the Review-Journal. “When people ask me where I’m from, I’ve always said Vegas. It’s a great feeling to be able to come back home.”

He'll join the staff of first-year UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger, who was hired from South Dakota State. 

Before joining the Oklahoma staff, Kevin Kruger spent two seasons as an assistant at Northern Arizona. 


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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS: **FILE** UNLV coach Lon Kruger, right, talks to his son and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger during the second half of a Mountain West Conference men's college basketball tournament game against Utah at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas in this March 8, 2007 file photo.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) ORG XMIT: NY164

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS: **FILE** UNLV coach Lon Kruger, right, talks to his son and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger during the second half of a Mountain West Conference men's college basketball tournament game against Utah at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas in this March 8, 2007 file...

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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