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Report: Arkansas to Hire Nevada’s Eric Musselman

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According to 247 Sports’ Evan Daniels, Arkansas is close to hiring Nevada’s Eric Musselman as their head basketball coach.

This would be another big-time coaching hire by Kentucky’s SEC foes. Musselman has been at Nevada for four seasons, leading the Wolfpack to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet Sixteen in 2018.

Musselman’s record with Nevada was an impressive 110-34, including 28 or more wins in each of the last three seasons. During his time in Reno, he brought in a barrage of talent, including NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin and five-star center Jordan Brown.

Before his successful campaign at Nevada, Musselman was the head coach for the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, as well as an assistant at LSU. He’s now making his way back to the SEC – this time, as a head coach.

Arkansas recently fired Mike Anderson, one of John Calipari’s rivals, after eight seasons with the program. Anderson finished 169-102 with the Razorbacks, but it was time for a change.

Musselman would make another good coaching addition to the SEC. The competition has picked up with the conference being as good as it’s been in recent memory. Now, it’ll only get better with the probable addition of Arkansas’ new head coach.


Article written by Nick Wheatley

10 Comments for Report: Arkansas to Hire Nevada’s Eric Musselman

  1. mashman 93
    1:37 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Looks like another good hire for the SEC.

  2. maximumscott
    2:17 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    With all the ACC coaches being older (K, Roy, Hamilton, Boehim) Buzz left Va Tech. The SEC will take over the top spot for BBall supremacy within 3-4 years.

  3. j
    3:03 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Lol I love this guy. Remember him cussing in the locker room after that tournament win last season. Hilarious

  4. catdaddyd
    3:08 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Not a fan of him. But I really disliked Mike Anderson.

  5. VirginiaCat
    3:24 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t think that the SEC’s coaching upgrades portend particularly well for UK. Lets be honest, our regular season dominance over the years has been largely predicated on a weak conference, but not so much recently. The counter argument is that a tougher conference will prepare us better for the NCAA. It might also encourage Cal to step up his coaching acumen in order to remain the top dog in the SEC.

  6. KYJelly
    4:07 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Great hire.

  7. Glock
    7:10 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Does he shake hands after games,or just sprint by the opposing coach?