Billy Bayno is a drunk. The former UNLV basketball coach is the first to admit it.
His career flamed out because of alcohol and substance abuse. For the last several seasons Bayno has been working as a scout and summer league assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Today’s LA Times has a feature on Bayno who was recently hired as the head coach at Loyola Marymount. Bayno hasn’t had a drink in years. He was fired as head coach at UNLV in 2000 despite being 30 games over .500 and winning two conference titles with the Rebels.
A once-storied basketball program, Loyola Marymount is taking a chance with Bayno. Unfortunately they have nowhere to go but up. Last year Loyola Marymount was 5-27.