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Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack officially hire Eric Musselman as head coach

Eric Musselman has been named the head coach at Nevada.


The Nevada Wolf Pack have announced that Eric Musselman will be the new basketball coach. He replaces David Carter who did have a 98-97 overall record, but three straight losing seasons including his final year of going 9-22 cost him his job.

Musselman signed a five year contract with Nevada, but the financial details were not announced. The contract must be approved by the Nevada Board of Regents which will meet Thursday to approve the contract.

This hire moved quickly as reports earlier on Wednesday projected the hiring of Musselman would not take place closer to the weekend.

Musselman has spent coaching at nearly every level, including the CBA, NBADL, foreign national teams, the NBA and most recently the assistant coach at Arizona State and LSU.

The 50-yeard-old Musselman spent two seasons with the Golden State Warriors from 2002-04 and one with the Sacramento Kings in the 2006-07 season. He has won 566 games as a head coach with an overall winning percentage of .625.

Musselman is familiar with Reno as he coached their NBADL team Reno Bighorns for one year in 2010-11 and led the team to its best record in franchise history and a Western Conference title.

Assuming the formality that the contract will be approved, Musselman will be the 18th head coach for Nevada basketball.