Eric Musselman

Nevada men's basketball coach Steve Alford speaks infront of almost one thousand northern Nevada community members for the first time.
Stephanie Serrano

Wolf Pack fans have been adjusting to the news that Coach Eric Musselman has accepted a new position in Arkansas and Steve Alford has taken his place. The local basketball community gathered Friday to welcome the new coach. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano was there to capture reactions to this surprising series of events, which unfolded pretty quickly.

Graphic by Krysta Scripter; Photo by Stephanie Serrano

Eric Musselman is in his fourth year as head coach of Nevada men’s basketball. When he started, the team had not seen an NCAA tournament in years. Last season, the Pack advanced to the Sweet 16 and now heads to the Big Dance for its third consecutive year. Tonight, the Pack plays Florida in Iowa, and the winner of that game will advance to play either Michigan or Bradley on Saturday.

KUNR's Holly Hutchings actually met Musselman while working out at the gym, and they soon formed a friendship. In a Storycorps-style interview, Holly spoke with him about a time when he wasn’t on top and what he learned from a difficult setback.