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UNLV Gametime segment on 8 News Now takes a look at Stacey Augmon, who is back at UNLV as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program.
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Stacey Augmon is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for the UNLV men's basketball program.
Augmon has had a major role in assembling the talent on UNLV's roster as its 2012 recruiting class was ranked the seventh-best in the nation by ESPN and included the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft - Anthony Bennett, and its 2014 edition was ranked No. 5 in the country by Rivals.com.
Augmon has also coordinated the Runnin' Rebels' on-court skill-development efforts since coming back to Las Vegas in 2011.
In his first three seasons on the coaching staff at UNLV, Augmon has helped the Runnin' Rebels to 71 wins and two NCAA Tournament appearances. UNLV has defeated seven top-25 teams over that span, including a win over No. 1 North Carolina in 2011, which was the program's first victory over the nation's top-ranked team in 22 years and the first time a Mountain West school had ever defeated the country's No. 1 team in both polls.
In addition, UNLV was ranked for 13 straight weeks (14 overall) during the 2011-12 season, climbing as high as No. 11 in the nation. The Runnin' Rebels also were also ranked in the top 25 during the 2012-13 season for a total of 11 weeks.
Augmon, 46, returned home to UNLV after spending four seasons (2007-11) as assistant coach/player development for the NBA's Denver Nuggets.
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.
One of the greatest players to ever wear the Scarlet and Gray, Augmon spent four years at UNLV as a student-athlete (1987-91). He was a part of two NCAA Final Four teams (1990 and 1991), and was a big piece of the Runnin' Rebel team that won the 1990 NCAA Championship. The first three-time winner of the NABC Defensive Player of the Year award (1989-91), he was selected as a First Team All-American as a senior.
During the 2012-13 season, Augmon was named one of the NCAA's top 75 All-Time March Madness Players as part of its season-long celebration of 75 Years of March Madness.
Augmon won the 1988 Big West Conference's Freshman of the Year award, then the next season earned the 1989 Big West Player of the Year honor. He was also named First Team All-Big West in 1989 and 1991.
A teammate of head coach Dave Rice's from 1989-91, Augmon had his No. 32 UNLV jersey retired in 1995. He is one of only four Runnin' Rebels to score more than 2,000 career points as he finished third on the all-time scoring list with 2,011 points. He also ranks third on the UNLV all-time rebounding chart with 1,005, and he is tied for the all-time steals mark with 275. He ranks in the top-10 in program history in field goals made (fourth with 757), in career blocked shots (eighth with 128), in free throws made (eighth with 400) and in assists (10th with 433). He remains the school's leader in career games played (145) and starts (137).
Augmon was a member of the 1988 United States Olympic Team, which captured a bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics. He was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2002 class, and became a member of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
A native of Pasadena, Calif., Augmon earned his bachelor's degree from UNLV in social work in 1991. Stacey and his wife, Leslye, have seven children: Treesje Powers (29), Obery Powers, Jr. (27), Freedom Augmon (20), Justice Augmon (19), Deja Augmon (17), Journie Augmon (13) and Zion Augmon (9).