Report: OU assistant Kevin Kruger leaving for UNLV

Kevin Kruger has been on his father’s Oklahoma staff for the past three seasons.

While Lon Kruger appears to be sticking around for the foreseeable future, son Kevin Kruger will be leaving the Oklahoma Sooners staff for a assistant coaching position at UNLV, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Kruger will be joining the staff of first-year UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who was previously at South Dakota State.

Kruger had been on his father’s staff at Oklahoma for three seasons following a two-year stint at Northern Arizona. Prior to that, he played professional basketball from 2007-13 in Bulgaria, Italy, Mexico, Belgium and Germany in addition to a few stints in the NBA G-League. As a collegian, he played three seasons at Arizona State before joining his father’s UNLV team as a grad transfer in 2006.

“This has always been home,” Kruger said to the Review-Journal Tuesday. “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.”

Source: Crimson and Cream Machine