LSU men’s basketball Coach Johnny Jones said on Tuesday that the school has hired ex-NBA head coach Eric Musselman as associate head coach. Musselman has spent the previous two years as associate head coach at Arizona State.
“We are excited about the addition of Coach Eric Musselman,” Jones told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He brings a wealth of NBA and college experience that will be beneficial as we strive to continue to take LSU Basketball to new heights. He will be involved in all aspects of our program.”
Musselman was the Golden State Warriors’ head coach from 2002-2004. He also guided the Sacramento Kings in 2006-2007. Musselman has made coaching stops in the CBA, USBL and NBADL.
“I really am excited to join the LSU family, a place that has such a storied athletic program, and help Coach Jones and the staff continue to make strides,” Musselman said. “It will be challenging to learn about another great conference as the SEC. Anytime you can join a program that has a Final Four appearance in the past decade and 20 NCAA Tournaments overall, you know great things can happen again.”
Musselman and his father, the late Bill Musselman, hold the distinction of becoming the first father-and-son duo to be head coaches in the NBA.
The LSU Board of Supervisors still has to approve the hire.
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