Arkansas announces hire of new basketball coach Eric Musselman
Arkansas has made it official. Hours after news broke that UA was negotiating a contract with Eric Musselman, the Razorback made the announcement that Musselman is indeed the new Hogs men’s basketball head coach.
“Eric Musselman is a coach that has had experience at every level of basketball from the NCAA to the NBA,” athletic director Hunter Yurachek said in the official announcement. “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.”
Musselman, who went 110-34 as Nevada’s head coach, described Arkansas as an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.
“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.”
A formal introduction for Musselman will take place at Bud Walton Arena at 3 p.m. local time Monday. It is open to the public.
— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) April 7, 2019