Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Monday, 17 June 2019 16:00

Hot Yoga

The latest installment of our Friday workouts was hot yoga. This was a first for the majority of our players and they were definitely pushed out of their comfort zones.  

In addition to our more regular strength training, flexibility is vital for maximizing athletic performance and injury prevention. Therefore, yoga is a natural complement to the weight room that athletes also enjoy.

In the summer we put a huge focus on investing in ourselves to prepare for the upcoming season. This workout was just another segment in our larger emphasis on creating a team full of elite athletes.

Our message this week was focus. We want our players to learn to focus on what task is in front of them and block out everything else.  

Stay tuned to see what’s up next week.

Monday, 17 June 2019 15:51

A letter from Mark O'Neal

I am very excited to bring my family and career back to my alma mater, The University of Arkansas after spending the last 29 years in Major League Baseball with the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. My family is elated to be able to return back to Fayetteville and build on our deep passion and roots with the Arkansas Razorbacks. I am eager to learn and excited to share my professional experience with the incredible sports medicine team at the University of Arkansas. I am very excited about getting to work with Coach Musselman and his staff. Go Hogs!

Friday, 14 June 2019 20:46

Basketball Camp

Friday, 14 June 2019 20:41

Isaiah Joe

Friday, 14 June 2019 20:38

Boxing

Monday, 10 June 2019 19:44

Boxing

During the Summer we are always looking for different ways to get our guys a different type of workout. Conditioning is so important in basketball, but it can be really challenging to stay motivated when you are doing the same workouts or conditioning programs.

This past week we took our guys to a boxing class where they got the opportunity to work on their quickness and footwork in a high intensity atmosphere. They LOVED it. Not only was it a workout for them, but it was a way for our team to spend time together outside of the basketball court. 

Our message to the team for Boxing was to bring a lot of Energy, Effort, and Enthusiasm, things we know are important on the floor. 

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).

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