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Nevada has selected Eric Musselman to become its next basketball coach, the school announced on Wednesday.

By SI Wire
March 25, 2015

Nevada has selected Eric Musselman to become its next basketball coach, the school announced on Wednesday. A five-year contract for Musselman will be presented to the Board of Regents on Thursday, the school said.

Musselman will replace David Carter, who was fired earlier this month after posting a 98-97 record over six seasons.

"Having known Eric for most of his life. Nevada is getting not only a quality coach but an outstanding person who will be fully entrenched on campus and in the community," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement released by Nevada.

"He is a proven winner and has outstanding basketball knowledge to go along with his over the top work ethic. Having a background in both college and the NBA, I’m sure he will install an aggressive up-tempo style that will help attract top high school players. His strength of player development while incorporating analytics within the program will give Nevada a leg up on the new age of college basketball."

Musselman, 50, previously served as an assistant at LSU and Arizona State and has also had several stints as a professional head coach, including with the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.

Nevada went 9-22 and finished in 10th place in the Mountain West conference. The Wolf Pack have not made the NCAA tournament since 2007.

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