Report: Arkansas expected to hire Nevada coach Eric Musselman

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Arkansas is expected to fill its head coaching vacancy by hiring Nevada’s Eric Musselman, according to multiple reports.

Musselman has helped lead the Wolf Pack to national prominence over the past four seasons as he led the program to three NCAA tournament appearances — including a Sweet 16 trip in 2018. Going 110-34 during his stint in Reno, Musselman has also spent time as a head coach in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.

Known for being a high-level recruiter who is willing to regularly stock his roster with transfers and graduate transfers, Musselman has done well to adapt to modern college basketball roster building during an era of high player turnover.

Building Nevada into a perennial top-25 team in a down Mountain West is no easy feat as Musselman deserves credit for taking the Wolf Pack back to previous heights.

Musselman will replace former head coach Mike Anderson as he made three NCAA tournament trips in eight seasons with the Razorbacks. While the former Nolan Richardson assistant played a style reminiscent of the old Arkansas national title teams, he never gained consistent footing in the SEC, or with the Arkansas fanbase.