Former NBA and University of Nevada head coach Eric Musselman has been named as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced on Sunday. Musselman has more than 30 years of coaching experience, including 14 years as a head coach in the NBA, NCAA and CBA.
“Eric Musselman is a coach that has had experience at every level of basketball from the NCAA to the NBA,” Yurachek said. “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. Coach Musselman is high-energy and possesses an extremely high basketball IQ. He has a great attention to detail and has structured his programs to develop players individually while building a successful team. I am pleased to welcome Coach Musselman, his wife Danyelle and his family to the Razorback family.”
“My family and I couldn’t be more excited to be coming to the University of Arkansas,” Coach Musselman said. “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. I am appreciative of the professional manner in which Hunter Yurachek conducted the search and am grateful for the support of Chancellor Steinmetz and all of those affiliated with the University of Arkansas. I am ready to get to work with our student-athletes to prepare our program to compete at the highest level of college basketball.”
All Razorback fans are welcome to join us at Bud Walton Arena on Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. to welcome Coach Musselman to Fayetteville!
What: Coach Musselman Introduction
When: Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m.
Parking: Parking for this event is open. Recommended lots include 46, 56, 56B, 59, 60 and Meadow Street Parking Garage .
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