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Arkansas Razorbacks hires Eric Musselman as their new men’s basketball head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arkansas Razorbacks hires Eric Musselman as the new men’s basketball head coach. He replaces Mike Anderson, who was fired after the season.

He takes over the Razorbacks program after serving four seasons as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head coach. This will be his second collegiate head coaching experience.

Former Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Eric Musselman reacts to a call against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
Eric Musselman reacts to a call against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (Getty Images)

With the Wolf Pack, he went 110-34. He also guided the team to a 52-17 record in the Mountain West Conference.

Musselman guided the team to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament the past three years. In his first season with the team, he guided them to the CBI Champion in 2015-16.

In two of the past three years, the Wolf Pack lost in the Round of 64. In 2017-18, he guided the team to the Sweet 16.

Nevada won three straight Mountain West Conference regular season championships from 2017-19. The team also was the MWC Tournament Champions in 2017.

Before being hired by Nevada, he spent one season as the LSU Tigers Associate Head Coach in 2014-15. He also spent one season as the Arizona State Sun Devils Associate Head Coach in 2013-14.

Musselman was an Assistant Coach with the Sun Devils in 2012-13.

He served one season as the Los Angeles D-Fenders Head Coach in 2011-12. He also was the Reno Bighorns Head Coach in 2010-11.

Before being hired by Reno, he was the Sacramento Kings Head Coach in 2006-07. He spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2004-06.

He also was the Golden State Warriors Head Coach from 2002-04. He also served as an Assistant Coach with the Atlanta Hawks from 2000-02. Musselman was the Orlando Magic Assistant Coach from 1998-2000.

The 54-year-old Ashland, Ohio native also served as the Florida Sharks Head Coach in 1995-96. He also was the Rapid City Thrillers/Florida Beach Dogs Head Coach from 1991-97.

Musselman served as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1990-91. He began his coaching career with the Rapid City Thrillers in 1989-90.

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