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Reggie Theus signs contract extension

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Reggie Theus coaching the basketball team at CSUN along side with his son, Reggis Theus Jr.

CSUN men’s basketball head coach Reggie Theus and the athletics department have agreed to a four-year contract extension.

“I’m very excited about it,” Theus said. “Anytime your university bosses agree the direction is going well, and have lofty visions for the program and where we can take the program.”

Over the course of his two seasons at CSUN, Theus has amassed a 28-42 record.

However, after going 18-18 and going to the Big West Tournament championship game in his first season at the helm for the Matadors, CSUN went 10-24 last season, as an academic investigation loomed over the program and forced several players to sit out.

In spite of a disappointing 2014-2015 campaign, Theus does return all of the missing players from last season, and is optimistic about where the program is trending, especially with time that was provided to him with the extension.

“We’ve got a young team, we’ve got guys sitting out,” Theus said of his recruits and transfers. “So the future is really bright.”

Over the past year, Theus has been able to recruit and sign “power five conference” transfers such as Dylan Johns from Texas A&M, Darin Johnson from the University of Washington, Rakim Lubin from the University of Connecticut and his son, Reggie Theus Jr. from the University of South Carolina.

In addition to his time at CSUN, Theus coached at the University of New Mexico, where he led the program to a NCAA Tournament berth in 2007, as well as a stint in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, and the NBA D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

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  1. lord rustin Oct 31, 2015

    Why is CSUN extending him with a huge contract? He’s been a complete failure. Who decided to give him an extension? I would like to know. The administration thought it was in the best interest of the school to support a program that is a object failure. The program and School itself are close to being sanctioned by the NCAA for academic violations. Half the team had to sit out last season because they’re grades were so poor. Reggie recruited these guys, obviously he never planned for them to attend class. I never heard of another program have 8 players sit out a season for academic reasons. How’s that a success? It’s actually a disgrace. That’s all on Reggie’s watch. What makes this even worse is that nobody cares about the basketball team, nobody goes to the games. The school is wasting all this taxpayer money and scholarships for students who will never graduate. They flew these guys to Hawaii at taxpayer expense even though they were ineligible to play. It’s a vacation for these guys. What a scam!

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