Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Saturday, 08 June 2019 17:26

First Class Facilities

BUD WALTON ARENA 

Arkansas begins its 26th season in Bud Walton Arena – The Basketball Palace of Mid-America in 2019-20

When Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference in August of 1990, then Razorback Men’s Athletic Director Frank Broyles knew the athletic facilities had to be upgraded to contend in America’s most nationally competitive league.

His attention turned immediately to basketball. The men’s basketball team had been very successful,

coming off a Final Four trip earlier that year, but they, along with the women’s team, played in 9,000-seat Barnhill Arena.

One day, Bud Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart, visited Broyles and

asked him what Arkansas needed most to be competitive in the SEC.

Broyles mentioned the need for additional basketball seats and was asked by Walton what a new arena would cost. The figure $30 million was discussed and Walton offered to pay half. From that visit, fabulous Bud Walton Arena was born.

Ground breaking to grand opening was accomplished in a remarkable 18 months. The Razorbacks played in Bud Walton for the first time in November of 1993.

Everything went perfectly during the first full year.

Not only did Arkansas men’s team sell out the arena, the Razorbacks were unbeaten in their new home (16-0) and won the 1994 national championship.

BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER 

The 66,000 square-foot Basketball Performance Center opened in the fall of 2015 and is the new home of the Razorback men’s and women’s basketball programs. 

The facility includes two full-court gymnasiums, locker rooms, a weight room, an athletic training room, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, a student-athlete lounge, study areas and an equipment room.

The largest components of the facility are two identical practice gyms, which are approximately 12,280 square feet each.

Each gym has six wall mounted goals and two portable goals that are identical to the goals used in Bud Walton Arena.

A state-of-the-art video coaching system is available in each gym with a large format video display for the team’s use in reviewing video footage recorded during practice through the remotely operated cameras mounted on the ceiling.

The Performance Center’s training room is approximately 1,720 square feet and contains a large treadmill treatment pool, cold plunge pool, hot plunge pool and a dual extremity pool.

The weight room is 4,030 square feet with a dedicated plyometric training area, private massage rooms and strength coach offices.

Click here to view the Facilities Video

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:04

First week of practice

The Razorbacks are hitting the ground running with their first week of practice of the 2019 summer session. With the coaching staff set, we are looking forward to getting our first chance to see the team together.

 

This opportunity will begin to set the tone and build the habits that we need to implement our culture. We are looking towards establishing our philosophy and creating an environment of enthusiasm.

 

Additionally, this time is vital for us to begin to build our system and connect on the floor with our players.  The bonds we can forge these eight weeks will carry us into next season. The summer session also allows our incoming guys to get better acclimated to Fayetteville and campus.  

 

We look forward to setting the foundation that will produce results for the upcoming season and excite our awesome fans. Go Hogs!

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:02

2019-2020 SEC Opponents Announced

Arkansas will host Kentucky, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Missouri, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt. 

We will return games to Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Texas A&M.

Also we will play games on the road at Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.

 

The SEC is proving to be one of the best Basketball Conferences in the country. This past season the SEC had 7 teams selected to the NCAA tournament. 

The times, dates, and television information will be released at a later date!

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 20:01

Clay Moser

Clay Moser, who has three decades of experience in professional basketball, enters his first year as an assistant coach with the Razorbacks for the 2019-20 season..

During several of his stops in the NBA and D-League, Moser and Musselman have been on the same staffs.

“Clay and I have worked together in the NBA, with the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, and in the NBA Development League with the Reno Bighorns and Los Angeles Defenders’ Musselman said. “We also worked together with the Dominican National Team. Clay is an incredible ‘X and O’ coach and he has been at the forefront of basketball analytics. He loves player development and brings the NBA experience that our players look for and will soak up.”

Moser comes to Arkansas after spending seven-and-a-half years with the Los Angeles Lakers. First, he was hired as a head advance NBA scout and ended his tenure as assistant coach/director of basketball strategy. While there, his last position was created for him and worked directly with the coaching and analytics staffs to integrate ideas and information between the departments.

“I can’t wait to get to Fayetteville and get started with Coach Muss and the great staff he has assembled,” Moser said. “This will be the sixth place Coach Muss and I have worked together. His worth ethic is infectious, and his personality makes it fun to come to work. With that, positive results typically follow.”

Moser’s affiliation with the Lakers began as associate head coach under Musselman with the D-Fenders, the NBA Developmental League franchise in Los Angeles.

He formerly served on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors and has been an advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), Orlando Magic (2007-08), Sacramento Kings (2006-07) and Golden State Warriors (2002-03). His other NBA experience includes time as vice president of business development for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-06), as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs 2005 Summer League Team and as a business consultant for the NBA (2005).

In 2010-11, Moser assisted on Musselman’s staff as associate head coach with the Reno Bighorns, helping lead the team to a Western Conference-best 34-16 record. Prior to his time with the Bighorns, Moser was tabbed by the Houston Rockets to be head coach of their D-League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley, going 21-29 with the Vipers during the 2008-09 campaign. In addition to his Reno and Rio Grande Valley D-League experience, Moser has also worked for CBA teams that later would join the D-League; serving as an assistant coach, vice president and general manager with the Sioux Falls Skyforce (1989-94) and as CEO and general manager of the Idaho Stampede (1997-2001).

Moser, a 1987 graduate from Wisconsin-La Crosse, began his coaching career as an assistant at North Carolina State (1987-89).

Friday, 24 May 2019 22:49

Basketball Camps

Who: Boys and Girls going into Grades 1-7 in the 2019-2020 school year. 

When: July 8-11 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Bud Walton Arena

Cost: $200 

Details

Click here to download Sport Camp Waiver 

 

Click here to download Medical forms

To register please download and complete the attached forms above.

Please send the Waiver, Medical forms, and payment to:

P.O. Box 748

Farmington, AR 72730

OR

You can sign up in person on the first day of camp.

Please make checks payable to Eric Musselman Basketball Camps

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Spots are still available!

Meals: Bring your own lunch

*Campers associated with the athletic department staff/employees may receive a discount

**Campers may receive a pro-rated cost based on actual time/sessions attended. 

Camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

Participants are not contracting with the University of Arkansas or the State of Arkansas with regard to participating in this camp, and the University of Arkansas and the State of Arkansas do not run or have any responsibility for the camp.

 

Friday, 24 May 2019 22:17

Corey Williams

Corey Williams, former head coach at Stetson and member of the 1993 NBA Champion Chicago Bulls, enters his first season as an assistant coach at Arkansas. Williams has learned from some of the finest minds in the game, including Phil Jackson, Eddie Sutton, Bill Self and Leonard Hamilton during his career as a player and assistant coach.

Williams spent the past six seasons as head coach at Stetson. During his tenure, several players broke long-standing records as Divine Myles became the program’s all-time leading scorer, Angel Rivera set the record for career assists and Luke Doyle established the mark for career three-pointers made.

Under William’s guidance, Derick Newton earned All-Atlantic Sun honors in 2017 and Brian Pegg was voted as the 2017 ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball. The previous year, Stetson reached the ASUN Tournament Championship, marking the program’s first tournament finals appearance since 1994.

In 2014-15, Pegg led the ASUN in rebounding and Newton rewrote Stetson’s freshman record book on his way to earning Freshman All-America and ASUN Freshman of the Year honors. In Williams’ second year at Stetson, Myles and Grant Lozoya earned spots on the ASUN’s All-Freshmen team, while Rivera set the program’s record for assists by a freshman with 120. He and Myles also became the first teammates, regardless of class, to each record 100 assists in the same season.

Prior to taking the reins at Stetson, Williams spent six seasons (2007-13) as an assistant at Florida State. His career with the Seminoles coincided with the team’s resurgence on the national scene. Through Williams’ recruiting efforts, the Seminoles developed into one of the best programs in the ACC. During his time in Tallahassee, Florida State won its first ACC Championship (2012), enjoyed a run of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances – including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2011, four consecutive years of double-digit wins in ACC play, produced five NBA Draft picks, recorded 16 wins over nationally ranked teams and appeared in the national rankings in four straight seasons.

Before joining the Florida State staff, Williams was an assistant coach for seven seasons (2000-07) at Oral Roberts where he aided the Golden Eagles in achieving an average of 18 wins per season, including 20 or more wins in each of his last three seasons in Tulsa. ORU captured the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2006 and 2007, advancing to play in the NCAA Tournament each season.

A native of Macon, Ga., Williams played point guard at Oklahoma State (1988-92) and had a lengthy career as a professional player before starting his coaching career.

Williams finished his time at Oklahoma State ranked eighth on the school’s career scoring charts with 1,320 points. He led the Cowboys to consecutive NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances under Coach Eddie Sutton in 1991 and 1992. The Cowboys were ranked 14th in the final Associated Press poll of the 1991 season and 10th in the final coaches’ poll following the 1992 season.

Williams was a second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls and, despite having not played football since junior high, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Williams in the 12th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He was the only OSU Cowboy drafted by the NFL that year.

As a rookie in the NBA, Williams was a member of the Michael Jordan-led Bulls as the franchise captured its third straight NBA title. Following his one season in Chicago, Williams played parts of the next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, while also playing for the Oklahoma City Cavalry of the CBA. He returned to Oklahoma State as a student assistant in 1994, serving as a member of the Cowboys’ staff during their 1994 Final Four campaign. Williams then played professionally in Taiwan, from 1995-98.

Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State in 2002. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children: Jourdan and Corey Jr. (C.J.).

THE WILLIAMS FILE

Education
Oklahoma State ‘02

Personal
Date of Birth: April 24, 1970
Hometown: Macon, Ga.
Wife: Nicole Williams
Children: Jourdan, C.J.

Coaching Experience
1993-94: Student Assistant, Oklahoma State
2000-07: Assistant Coach, Oral Roberts
2007-13: Assistant Coach, Florida State
2013-19: Head Coach, Stetson (58-133, 6 seasons)
2019-pres.: Assistant Coach, Arkansas

Playing Experience
1989-92: Oklahoma State
1992-93: Chicago Bulls
1993-94: Oklahoma City Cavalry
1994: Minnesota Timberwolves
1994-95: Grand Rapids Mackers
1995-98: DaCin Tigers

Friday, 24 May 2019 22:12

Chris Crutchfield

Chris Crutchfield, who spent the past eight seasons as associate head coach at Oklahoma, enters his first season as associate head coach with the Razorbacks for the 2019-20 season.

“We’re excited to have Coach Crutchfield on staff,” Musselman said. “He’s one of the best recruiters and coaches in the country as proven by the Sooners being a mainstay in the NCAA Tournament. He has worked for an all-time great coach in Lon Kruger. Coach Crutchfield and Coach (Corey) Williams will make a great team at the University of Arkansas.”

Crutchfield has over 20 years of experience in the profession including two years as a head coach at Tyler (Texas) Junior College. This past November, TheAthletic.com named him to its list of 30 up-and-coming coaches to keep an eye on.

At Oklahoma, Crutchfield helped the Sooners compile a 160-105 (.604) overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in six of the past seven seasons, including a Final Four berth in 2016. That year, the Sooners racked up 29 victories, which tied for sixth-most in program history.

On the recruiting trail at Oklahoma, Crutchfield was instrumental in the signing and subsequent mentoring of Buddy Hield and Trae Young. In his four years at Oklahoma, Hield was twice named the Big 12 Player of the Year (2015, 2016) and was crowned the 2016 national Player of the Year by four entities (John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, Sporting News Player of the Year and the Oscar Robertson Trophy). Hield would go on to be the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Young, the first five-star player to join the Sooners during the Kruger tenure, was a consensus All-American, Wooden Award finalist and 2018 Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year.

Prior to Oklahoma, Crutchfield helped Oral Roberts to an average of 20 wins over his last four years at the school and to postseason appearances in 2008 (NCAA Tournament) and 2011 (CollegeInsider.com Tournament). The Golden Eagles finished the top three in the Summit League each year, including first in 2008, second in both 2009 and ‘11 and third in 2010.

Prior to his stint at ORU, Crutchfield served on TCU’s staff for two seasons. He was the Horned Frogs’ director of basketball operations for the 2005-06 season before being named assistant coach for the 2006-07 campaign. He was also an assistant for four seasons at New Mexico State (2001-05) under NMSU all-time wins leader Lou Henson, helping the Aggies to two 20-win campaigns as well as a Sun Belt Conference title in 2002.

Crutchfield also has head coaching experience. He served two seasons (1999-2001) at Tyler (Texas) Junior College as head coach after spending the previous two years as an Apaches’ assistant coach. As head coach, he led Tyler to a 35-28 record and saw his players graduate at a 91 percent rate.

Before his stop at Tyler, Crutchfield spent the 1996-97 season an assistant coach at Texas-San Antonio. He began his full-time coaching career during the 1995-96 season at his alma mater, Nebraska-Omaha, after serving the previous two seasons there as a graduate assistant.

Crutchfield, originally from Hopkinsville, Ky., graduated from Nebraska-Omaha in 1992 with a degree in criminal justice and earned his master’s in health, physical education and administration four years later from the same school. He and his wife Jodi are the parents of three sons: Derrick, Jalen and Josh.

THE CRUTCHFIELD FILE

Personal
Hometown: Hopkinsville, Ky.
Alma Mater: Omaha ‘92
Wife: Jodi
Sons: Derrick, Jalen, Josh

Coaching History
1995-96: Nebraska-Omaha (Assistant Coach)
1996-97: Texas-San Antonio (Assistant Coach)
1997-99: Tyler Junior College (Assistant Coach)
1999-01: Tyler Junior College (Head Coach)
2001-05: New Mexico State (Assistant Coach)
2005-06: TCU (Director of Basketball Operations)
2006-07: TCU (Assistant Coach)
2007-11: Oral Roberts (Assistant Coach)
2011-16: Oklahoma (Assistant Coach)
2016-19: Oklahoma (Associate Head Coach)
2019-pres: Arkansas (Associate Head Coach)

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:27

First team workout3

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:26

First team workout2

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:25

First Team Workout

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