Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Thursday, 05 September 2019 19:23

Play of the day

Today’s play of the day comes from the Los Angeles Lakers.


My best guess is that this play was a great After Time Out (ATO) play to try and punch the ball into Kareem for him to go to work.


As the one man dribbles over the two loops around to set a UCLA or Rip screen for the 5 man.

On the weak side the 4 is setting a wide pin for the 3. This is only decoy to take away the weak side help on the 5 man post up.

If you have a player on your team that is dominant in the low block and a shooter who you can put in the 2 spot this is a great ATO play to try and get a quick layup.

If the 2 man’s defender over helps on the rip screen then the 2 should be wide open for a shot as well. 

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 14:49

Play of the day

As a coach taking notes and saving notebooks is just an occupational hazard. Bookshelves fill up and you tend to forget about them until every few months you start rifling through them again just to see what you have. 


Well I have accumulated a lot of my own notebooks over the years, but having a father who was a coach doubles my library. Especially because he didn’t live in such a digital age. Everything of his is hand written or was typed up on a type writer. 


As I was rifling through my collection of playbooks I came across one that I haven’t seen in a long time; my father’s “Coaching Notebooks.” We ended up actually selling a few of these as well. This book includes NBA Offensive Plays, Defensive Plays, Out-Of-Bounds Plays, Three Point Plays and Match-Up-Zone Defense rules.


 I thought to myself, ‘there’s no point hiding this book from the world. It is time for me to pay it forward.’ So for the next few posts I will be sharing plays from the Bill Musselman Coaching Notebooks taking my best educated guess to determine the time period of each play. Hope you enjoy!! 


Today’s play comes from what we believe was the 1981 Boston Celtics who would have been coached by the legendary Bill Fitch. The play is a variation of a play that my dad used to run all the time involving a Hawk Cut and a Double Screen.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 19:59

Lesson of the day

While our players were away for a few weeks recharging for the school year we made sure we stayed in touch.


Every morning we sent our team a lesson of the day. 


Even though our guys were taking some time away with friends and family, we wanted to make sure they stayed motivated for the upcoming season and stayed in the gym.


Saturday, 24 August 2019 19:21

Open doors

Saturday, 24 August 2019 19:20

Act like a champion

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 15:52

Freshmen move-in

Over the weekend our staff helped welcome new students to campus by assisting with move-in and passing out Arkansas Basketball t-shirts.


It was great for our staff to meet incoming freshmen and gain new members of the student section! We can't wait to see them pack Bud Walton Arena!



Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:54


Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:42


Thursday, 08 August 2019 20:46

Earn everything

Thursday, 08 August 2019 20:01

The Mission

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