Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman (born November 19, 1964)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Arkansas Razorbacks
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Nevada record: 110-34 (.764)
Arkansas record: 73-28 (.723)
Overall record^: 183-62 (.747)

Career Accomplishments:

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Arkansas
2015-2019 Nevada
2014-2015 LSU (assoc. HC)
2013-2014 Arizona State (assoc. HC)
2012-2013 Arizona State (asst)
2011-2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2010-2011 Reno Bighorns
2006-2007 Sacramento Kings
2004-2006 Memphis Grizzlies (asst)
2002-2004 Golden State Warriors
2000-2002 Atlanta Hawks (asst)
1998-2000 Orlando Magic (asst)
1991-1997 Rapid City Thrillers/Florida Beachdogs
1990-1991 Minnesota Timberwolves (asst)
1989-1990 Rapid City Thrillers

Eric Musselman Facts

  • Eric Patrick Musselman
  • Born November 19, 1964
  • Hometown: Ashland, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: University of San Diego (BA, 1987)
  • Father is the late Bill Musselman, a former NCAA, NBA, CBA and ABA head coach
  • Played for the San Diego Toreros under head coaches Jim Brovelli and Hank Egan
  • Started coaching in 1989 with the Rapid City Thrillers (later known as the Florida Sharks/Beachdogs) of the CBA
    • Coached the team for seven seasons in two separate stints (including time as a USBL franchise)
  • Entered the NBA coaching ranks in 1990 with Minnesota (under his father, Bill), returning in 1998 as an assistant for the Orlando Magic; would also spend time as an assistant in Atlanta and Memphis
  • Went 108-138 overall in three seasons as an NBA head coach – two with Golden State and one with Sacramento
  • Spent two years with the NBA D-League, one season each as the head coach of the Reno Bighorns and Los Angeles D-Fenders
    • Won D-League Coach of the Year honors in 2012, leading LA to a 38-12 record
  • First college job was in 2012 when he became Herb Sendek‘s assistant at Arizona State; promoted to assoc. head coach in 2013
  • After one year as the associate head coach for Johnny Jones at LSU, Musselman was hired to be the head coach at Nevada
    • Led the Wolfpack to a 2016 CBI title in his first year and MWC regular season and Tournament titles in his second
    • Nevada’s 2017 trip to the NCAA Tournament was the program’s first since 2007
      • The Wolfpack returned to the NCAAs a year later, reaching the 2018 Sweet Sixteen
  • Left Nevada in April 2018 to take over as the head coach at Arkansas; is 42-18 through two seasons at the helm
    • Took the Razorbacks to the NCAA Tournament in 2021 and reached the program’s first Sweet Sixteen since 1996; the following year, Arkansas reached the Elite Eight
  • Is the father of two sons and one daughter; married to Danyelle

Eric Musselman Coaching Tree

  • Jim Boylen (Chicago Bulls, Utah)
  • Scott Brooks (Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Speedy Claxton (Hofstra)
  • Chris Crutchfield (Omaha, East Central)
  • David Fizdale (New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies)
  • Phil Hubbard (Los Angeles D-Fenders)
  • Todd Lee (South Dakota)
  • Craig Neal (New Mexico)
  • David Patrick (Sacramento State)
  • Keith Smart (Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

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