NBA Legend Earl Boykins Speaks to the Pack

NBA Legend Earl Boykins Speaks to the Pack

A familiar face to Coach Muss was in town during our game against Air Force. One of his former players and NBA legend, Earl Boykins, made the drive up from Denver for the game. 

Boykins played for Coach Musselman when he was coaching the Golden State Warriors. Boykins said that Muss was the first coach to believe in him and give him a shot in the NBA. 

Boykins was the closer, the first of his kind in the NBA. Coach Muss would only play him the 2nd and 4th quarters of the game because he trusted in Earl to close the game out. 

It was great for our team to hear how highly Earl spoke of Coach Muss and how he had his full trust during his playing days. After his stint with the Warriors, Boykins signed a 5 year $13.7 million contract with the Denver Nuggets. Boykins gave all the credit to Muss for that contract because of him believing in him and giving him an opportunity to showcase his abilities the year prior with Golden State. 

We want to thank Earl for supporting Wolf Pack basketball and for making the trip our game on Tuesday!


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