Eric Musselman leaves Nevada for Arkansas job

Eric Musselman, a former NBA head coach who has led the Nevada Wolfpack for the last four seasons, is taking over the Arkansas Razorbacks program. Musselman is 110-34 as the Nevada head coach and has some SEC experience as LSU‘s associate head coach in the 2014-15 season.

“Eric Musselman is a coach that has had experience at every level of basketball from the NCAA to the NBA,” AD Hunter Yurachek said Sunday. “He was practically born into the game and his passion for basketball is unmistakable. He has been successful throughout his career, including the remarkable job he did in returning the University of Nevada into a perennial NCAA Tournament team.”

Yurachek parted ways with former head coach Mike Anderson last month after eight seasons. Of all the mid-major head coaches poised to move up, Musselman’s name has been at or near the top of the list for several seasons.

“The opportunity to be a part of the rich tradition of Razorback Basketball and to experience the passion of the Razorback fans is something that I am very much looking forward to,” Musselman said in the release. “I am ready to get to work with our student-athletes to prepare our program to compete at the highest level of college basketball.”

 

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