Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 23, 2018

Nevada Basketball #HoopTalk series consists of in-depth breakdowns and interviews with coaches and players on different phases of the game. Last week, Wolf Pack Coach Rex Walters broke down the defensive side of the ball screen and this will we will ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 22, 2018

With official practice starting next week, we want to give our players the theme, “leave it on the hardwood”. We have 7 players on our roster who have 1 year of college basketball eligibility left. We encourage them to leave it on the hardwood an...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 21, 2018

On Thursday September 27th, 2018 the Nevada Basketball team will be holding its first ever “Proday." Pro-day is an event in which NBA teams are invited to attend practice to evaluate the talent on the Nevada Basketball team for the upcoming se...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 21, 2018

On the last day of preseason practice, coach Eric Musselman surprised the team with bringing an ice cream truck to practice. The players were told that coach Muss had to go to a meeting and couldn't conclude practice but little did they know the tric...

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Sep 19, 2018

With two teams in the NCAA tournament last season, one reaching the Sweet Sixteen, and a potential Top Ten program for this season; the Mountain West Conference continues to get national recognition on all levels. This time it's on the national telev...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 18, 2018

The Pack wants to play fast this year and in order to play fast, we must practice that way. We want to get out in transition, open the floor up, and get everyone involved.  A drill we do with our team to emphasize this is our “Celtic Advance ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 17, 2018

At Nevada, we discuss with Pack players how our daily “Mind Candy” relates to them, their commitment to the team and how they can improve as a unit. These short phrases or graphics are meant to get our players thinking about certain topics. They ...

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Sep 16, 2018

Nevada Basketball players and staff went to support the football team as they took on Oregon State this Saturday. Pack players gathered on campus to have a tailgate while socializing with family and friends of the program. Pack players were excited t...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 15, 2018

At Nevada, we want our players to be POSITION-MORE, not position-less. Last year we used the term "Position-Less Basketball" and had 6 guys that could play every 1-5. As our summer skill development progressed, we started using the term "Position-Mor...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 14, 2018

Basketball is almost upon us! The Pack is headed into the 2018-19 season and expected to be a Preseason Top 10 team in the country. Season tickets are already sold out. Now we have to get the Muss Bus Student Section rocking like never before!  ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 13, 2018

Nevada Basketball’s new #HoopTalk series will consist of in-depth breakdowns and interviews with coaches and players on different aspects of the game. What better way to kick off this series than with Rex Walters, the newest member of our coaching ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 11, 2018

In the words of Armon Johnson, "I have reached my dream of playing professional basketball... I have traveled to many different countries, but I'm not satisfied. I am back to finish my degree and help the current Wolf Pack players reach their goals" ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 10, 2018

Nevada Basketball's Maverick Close Out drill is a drill that we use every week. Here we are simulating a skip pass and the rotations out of the skip. Key components of the drill: Close out in a stance with a high hand Help side defense to stop b...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 09, 2018

Paul Mitchell, one of the Pack’s biggest supporters, spoke to our program last week. Paul works in the Journalism Department at the University and has been a mentor to our players over the years.  Paul’s message to our team was regarding th...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 08, 2018

John Wooden would tell his players to list the names of five people they were closest to personally, professionally and within a social organization. Then he would advise his players to look at those names and ask, “Are they going where you’re go...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 07, 2018

The Pack is an experienced and veteran team this year loaded with a ton of offensive fire power. We have been emphasizing sharing the ball in our pre-season workouts.  In order to emphasize sharing the ball, we must implement drills that d...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 06, 2018

The University of Nevada head men's basketball coach Eric Musselman has added Rex Walter to his staff as Special Assistant to the Head Coach.   Walters brings 10 years of collegiate head coaching experience to the staff after eigh...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 05, 2018

The University of Nevada men's basketball team's Sweet 16 rematch with Loyola Chicago will air on ESPNews on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. PT from Gentile Arena.  The game is part of the 2018 Challenge Series that matches teams from the Mountain West and Mi...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 03, 2018

The University of Nevada Men's Basketball program welcomes back a familiar face in former Wolf Pack standout, Todd Okeson. The recently hired dssistant director of basketball operations returns to Reno after numerous stops along the collegiate and pr...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Sep 02, 2018

University of Nevada alumni, Otto Kelly, spoke to the Pack last week. Kelly, who serves as a pastor and motivational speaker, had an important message to the team. A constant theme in his words were taking responsibility as a man. He emphasized that ...

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Aug 30, 2018

The Wolf Pack used one of Coach Musselman’s father, Bill Musselman's, coaching methods at practice yesterday having players wear weighted vests. The elder Musselman used the weight vest tactic at the University of Minnesota where he coached the Gop...

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Aug 30, 2018

Yesterday at practice we honored NBA legend Manu Ginobli, who retired earlier this week after a successful career with the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobli revolutionized the game of basketball with his style of play and is known for bringing the “Euro S...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 28, 2018

For seven consecutive days we put out a series of videos called "Mic'd Up." In this series fans were able to get an inside look at Wolf Pack practices from our eight week Summer Player Development progam. During that eight week span, we were allowed ...

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Aug 26, 2018

University of Nevada Men's Basketball is proud to announce the addition of JoJo Anderson to the 2018-19 Wolf Pack roster. The Houston, Texas native comes to University of Nevada by way of Northern Arizona University where he played his freshman and s...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 24, 2018

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee has adopted a new rankings system called the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET). The NET model will replace the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) and become the primary evaluation tool for Division I men’s basketball teams...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 23, 2018

This year’s Wolf Pack roster will consist of 3 players who have already obtained their degrees.  The graduates consist of Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, and Trey Porter.  The Martin twins both graduated from UNR this spring and Porter c...

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Aug 21, 2018

CBS Sports writers Gary Parish and Matt Norlander's annual series, Candid Coaches, recognized Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline as 2 of the top players in college basketball. A poll of over 100 Division I coaches were asked the question, "If you could...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 19, 2018

Former University of Nevada Wing Kendall Stephens has signed to play with Monbus Obradoiro in the ACB League. The 6-7 sharp shooter earned third-team All-Mountain West honors this past season.  Stephens helped the Wolf Pack win the MW regul...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 17, 2018

“The illusion of choice” is a concept we want to instill within our players. We want our players to approach every day with the mentality of bringing energy, enthusiasm and focus to everything they do on and off the basketball court. The illusio...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 15, 2018

It's not often you randomly run into a two-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, but this happened not long ago to coach Eric Musselman. Ironically, that dunk champ happened to be a former player of coach Muss. That dunk champ happened to be none other than J...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 15, 2018

We used this prior to last season to demonstrate the importance of staying together as a team. A Team of Geese... A team of geese fly in formation; they travel about 70% faster than when they fly alone. Geese share leadership. When the lead goose ti...

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Aug 08, 2018

A reoccuring theme from two Wolf Pack alumni, NBA veterans Ramon Sessions and Luke Babbit, while speaking with our team this summer was the importance of taking care of your body. Getting yourself physically ready to play is something we want Pack pl...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 08, 2018

  A week ago, there was a package in the mail from an old, but familiar, friend, with an unbelievable letter. The letter and package was from Earl Diddle, a former player of Coach Muss' Dad at Ashland University. "Seeing the name and receiving...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 08, 2018

Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball guard Cody Martin will be attending the prestigious Nike Basketball Skills Academy which will be held August 8-12 in Los Angeles. The 6' 7" senior is among 20 college players invited to participate in the deve...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 06, 2018

Establishing roles for our players is extremely important. These roles may not be easy for every player to accept, as some feel they should have a more featured role on a team. Each individual’s role is equally important and a huge part of our succ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Aug 08, 2018

For the past few weeks we have been doing a series called "Meet the Pack" in which we introduced Wolf Pack Nation to all 13 of our scholarship players. Our followers were able to get to know a few new players as well as several familiar faces.  ...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 31, 2018

The last weekend of the live period officialy has ended, and our staff is excited to get back to Reno to finish the last two weeks of summer workouts with our team. For the past 3 weeks, our staff has been on the road Wednesday through Sunday recruit...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 27, 2018

This upcoming year is filled with high expectations for the Pack. We have a loaded roster with returners, transfers and incoming freshman. In order for this season to be as successful as our expectations, we must figure out how each player is going t...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 26, 2018

With the summer coming to an end, we wanted to reflect on the progress of our team thus far. Per NCAA rules, we have 8 weeks of the summer to practice with our team. We just completed week 6 of practice. We are allowed 4 hours on the court per week a...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 25, 2018

For the second week in a row a Wolf Pack basketball legend made their way to our summer workouts to visit with the team. Last week Ramon Sessions was in town for his youth camp and stopped by, while yesterday it was Luke Babbitt who made an appe...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 24, 2018

Lindsey Drew, a senior point guard for the Wolfpack, spoke on his mentorship from Marqueze Coleman during his freshman year. Coleman was a senior point guard for Nevada during Drew’s freshman year and helped Lindsey with the adjustment into the col...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 23, 2018

Country music star, Keith Urban, was in town over the weekend performing at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena in Lake Tahoe for his Graffiti U World Tour 2018. Before the concert, Keith was presented with a Nevada Basketball jersey which he wore dur...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 20, 2018

At Nevada, we want Pack players to always be in competition with themselves. They should always be in a fight with the person looking back at them in the mirror to get better every day. There will be times when practices are tough, games don’t go y...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 18, 2018

Pack players were welcomed by Ramon Sessions Tuesday July 18th at the Ramon Sessions Practice Faciity. The NBA Veteran and former Pack standout spoke with the team prior to practice starting. Sessions spoke on his career and what it takes to p...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 17, 2018

Throughout the NBA Summer League, we have enjoyed watching our former players Cam Oliver of the Philadelphia 76ers and Kendall Stephens of the Orlando Magic play. Cam was a highlight reel with his high-flying dunks and Kendall proved his ability to k...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 16, 2018

As we approach week 5 of our summer practices, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on off season goals and how we approached them with teams in the past. Program’s should have both team goals and personal goals for their players. With th...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 12, 2018

Throwback to February 19th, 2004 when Shaq and the Lakers faced off against Coach Muss and the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers won the game 100-99. Shaq had 31 points and 16 rebounds. This Lakers squad was stacked with Hall of Famers Shaq, Kobe Bry...

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Jul 12, 2018

Last night, we had the opportunity to spend the time with NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal, who is in town for the Governor’s Dinner on Thursday, July 12th. The Pre-Governor’s Dinner event was held at Rick Reviglio’s house in Reno and consisted of n...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 11, 2018

On behalf of the Nevada coaching staff, we are excited for the recruiting period and the opportunity to find future Pack players! Here at Nevada, we have a culture of players that work hard. It’s not always about how many points a player scores, or...

Post by: Eric Mussleman

Jul 10, 2018

In the summer of 2004 I had the opportunity to have dinner with Michael Lombardi of the Oakland Raiders. Michael broke down strengths and weaknesses of NFL coaches at the time.   New England Patriots – Bill Belichick – Great organizer ...