The Nevada Wolf Pack may have found their next head coach. Eric Musselman -- currently an LSU assistant coach and a two-time NBA head coach -- is deep in advanced talks to become the next Nevada head coach, per Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Musselman interviewed with Nevada on Monday and the hiring could be official by the end of the week. Chris Murray of the Reno-Gazette Journal is reporting that one coach in the running was told they are no longer in consideration. Also, the Nevada Board of Regents has a special session in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Musselman has been coaching since the early age of 23 where he was a head coach in the CBA, and has coached at various levels including being coaching the national teams of Dominican Republic and Venezuelan.
He also is no stranger to Reno having coached the Reno Bighorns for one year in 2010-11 and led the team to its best record in franchise history and a Western Conference title.
Musselman jumped back into the college game as an assistant coach in 2012 with Arizona State and admitted that it was an adjustment, via the Reno-Gazette Journal:
"You eat three meals a day with them," said Musselman. "In the NBA, you check into the Ritz Carlton, you see them in practice, see them in the game and that's it. Here, you're with them 24 hours a day on the road."
Having a former NBA coach at the college level has been met with mixed results, but Mussleman has coached at so many levels, and being in the college ranks for the past three seasons, he should fit right in running the Wolf Pack program.
Musselman has gained praise at the college level for helping his players show noticeable differences in improving their game.
Then there is the allure of having Musselman in Reno is that he knows what the NBA wants from college could help in recruiting in getting higher profile players to come to play for Nevada.