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‘Process-driven’ Runnin’ Rebels open with first practice under new coach

The yells of instruction from new UNLV men’s basketball head coach TJ Otzelberger could be heard from outside the Mendenhall Center during the team’s first official practice.

“We want to establish how hard we’re going to play everyday,” the 41-year-old head coach said. “Right now we’re really just process-driven, making sure we’re getting better each day.”

Otzelberger signed a five-year, $6.5 million contract in March after compiling a 70-33 record at South Dakota State.

Coming in, expectations are that the Rebels will play a fast, intense brand of basketball; this according to their new head coach.