“…He is a basketball genius, he is offensively, I don't think I've ever been around somebody that’s so innovative and understands how to attack matchups and understands how to teach teams to run without—he never over-does it, he teaches it enough to let the players play within the framework…”

“It was all about competition all the time, and of course, with the things that Eric has done, -amazing, he has had tremendous coaching career and he’s a lot like his dad in many ways. I’m not surprised with all of the success Eric had because of all the great coaches in addition to his dad that he’s been around and his will to win is really special.”

"He's as competitive of a guy as I've ever coached against. He's hungry. He's a brilliant offensive mind and he's going to be a terrific recruiter because of his competitive nature and what he has to sell. This is a guy who can tell kids exactly what it takes to play in the NBA."

"Eric is one of the best in our sport. Extremely driven and knowledgeable. I've watched and coached against him in the NBA and FIBA games. He has an uncanny feel for the game, and ability to read where the game is at. More importantly, is his ability to motivate and teach his players what it takes to improve and win. He is as good as it gets."

"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. 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 ne...

"Everywhere he’s been he’s done an unbelievable job. He’s proven himself. He’s a great teacher, leader, communicator. He’s done everything that you can possibly do in this game, from the minor leagues and the NBA as head coach, assistant coach, scout. When he decided to become a Division I head coach, he went back to get recruiting experience as an assistant. He’s one of the top coaches in this country. Bill Musselman was one of the all-time greats in the history of this game, so growing up around him you&rsq...