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Kreigh Warkentien is in her third year as director of basketball operations for the UNLV men's basketball program.
In this non-coaching administrative position, Warkentien works closely with the entire men's basketball coaching staff and is the liaison between the coaches and UNLV's athletics administration. She also serves as the program's academic coordinator, working with UNLV's director of student-athlete academic services David Jackson. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, travel, being the program's summer camp director, working with compliance, facility scheduling and program correspondence.
Warkentien came to the Runnin' Rebels from Arizona State, where she was the program coordinator, working with Sun Devil Head Coach Herb Sendek. She was responsible for leading the academic support efforts for the ASU men's basketball program, as well as overseeing travel, equipment, recruiting and training table budgets. She was also involved in the program's community relations and marketing efforts, along with organizing recruiting visits, maintaining databases, handling correspondence and serving as assistant director of the Herb Sendek Basketball Camp.
Prior to being ASU's program coordinator, Warkentien was a student manager at ASU and also worked for the NBA's Portland Trailblazers in game operations.
She earned her bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in communication and business from ASU in 2009, and is working towards her master's degree in sports management.
She is the daughter of Mark Warkentien, who is a former UNLV men's basketball assistant coach (1981-87), was the NBA Executive of the Year with the Denver Nuggets in 2009 and is currently the New York Knicks' director of pro player personnel.