Nevada Wolf Pack Basketball

Nevada Wolf Pack

The Mountain West basketball tournament is underway in Las Vegas, and the winning team will get a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament, which starts next week.  But can the Wolf Pack men's team make it that far?

Musselman Joins Wolf Pack

Mar 27, 2015
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The Wolf Pack men's basketball team has a new head coach. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has the story.

Eric Musselman, a two-time NBA head coach, was officially named the new head coach Thursday. The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education approved a five-year contract worth $2 million.

Musselman spent the 2010-2011 season coaching the Bighorns in Reno; that team is part of the NBA's D-League. Since then, he's been an assistant coach for Arizona State and, most recently, the LSU Tigers, helping them make it to the NCAA tournament this season.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack could have a new men's basketball coach in place by next Thursday. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education is holding a special meeting on Thursday. The agenda for that meeting says UNR President Marc Johnson will request approval for a multi-year employment contract for a new coach.

A national search has been underway since former Coach David Carter was fired earlier this month. Athletic Director Doug Knuth has led that search effort, which has been quite hush-hush.