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    UNLV expected to announce Livengood as AD

    Sheldon Smith / Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arizona Basketballs new head coach, Sean Miller, speaks at press conference in McKale Center Tuesday morning.
    Sheldon Smith
    Sheldon Smith / Arizona Daily Wildcat Arizona Basketball’s new head coach, Sean Miller, speaks at press conference in McKale Center Tuesday morning.

    Multiple sources are indicating that Arizona Athletic Director Jim Livengood will be named the new athletic director at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

    The official announcement will be made in a Las Vegas press conference today at 3:30 p.m. Arizona time, according to the Las Vegas Sun and the Arizona Daily Star.

    Livengood said Tuesday his contract with the Wildcats’ program “”will not be extended,”” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

    Livengood, who has been the Arizona AD since 1994, spoke at a public forum at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Student Union.

    “”I think an AD’s tenure is probably an eight-to-10-year run,”” Livengood said at the forum. “”So 16 years last week is a long run. I’m not interested in retiring. I’m interested in working. I am incredibly interested in trying to become (the) new athletic director at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.””

    Livengood, 64, is one of three finalists for the position at UNLV. Washington State senior associate athletic director John Johnson visited the campus Friday and Bill Moos, who used to be the athletic director at Oregon and Montana, interviewed Monday, according to the Review-Journal.

    UNLV president Neal Smatresk is expected to offer the job to one of the three candidates as early as Tuesday night.

    “”I could see myself working 7, 8, 10 years,”” Livengood said in the 50-minute session, according to the Las Vegas Sun. “”I’m healthy, I feel good, I’ve got a lot of enthusiasm, I love what I do. Sometimes the age is not a function of how you feel.””

    Livengood was asked at the forum if we would bring current Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes with him to UNLV to be the Runnin’ Rebels’ next head football coach.

    Livengood said Dykes was a good coach, but that the job might require head coaching experience, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

    Livengood currently makes $280,000, but the current five-year term on his contract ends June 30.

     

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