HoopsHype Eric Musselman rumors

June 5, 2012 Updates

Los Angeles D-Fenders’ Coach Eric Musselman, who won 2012 #NBA D-League Coach of the Year, will serve as head coach of the Development League Select team at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Musselman joins the Select team coming off his first season in Los Angeles in which he guided the D-Fenders to an NBA D-League record 38-12 win-loss mark, the first Regular Season Champion award in franchise history and the first NBA D-League Finals berth in team history. Sulia

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Eric Musselman's offseason plans are officially booked. Over the weekend the Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach completed a verbal contract to return to coach the Venezuela National Team for this summer, Musselman informed Ridiculous Upside. "It's important for me to return because the players gave so much to the coaching staff last year," Musselman said via email. "We pushed them hard with the preparation and felt no resistance from the players other than wanting to get better every day." Ridiculous Upside

November 4, 2011 Updates

As expected, the D-Fenders took former NBA point guard Jamaal Tinsley with the first overall pick in the NBA Development League draft Thursday night. “Our goal all along with the first overall pick was to take the player who we felt gave the D-Fenders the best chance of winning right now,” D-Fenders coach Eric Musselman said. “In this case, we were able to do just that with the selection of Jamaal. The guard position was a point of emphasis for us entering the draft, and Jamaal’s extensive experience in the backcourt provides the D-Fenders with a great foundation as we work towards our ultimate goal of winning a D-League championship.” Orange County Register

November 3, 2011 Updates

Every rival team consulted says LA D-Fenders and Eric Musselman will use No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's D-League draft on Jamaal Tinsley. Only other name to come up as potential No. 1 is DePaul-ex Mac Koshwal ... but even in D-League you know L.A. teams desperate for star power Twitter

November 2, 2011 Updates

But as Musselman prepares for the D-League draft -- in which the D-Fenders have the No. 1 pick -- on Thursday, he insists he is not putting in this work primarily to reenter the NBA head-coaching realm. "In my mind this is the best job outside of the 30 NBA head-coaching jobs. For me, at this stage with where I am, I would rather be the D-Fenders coach than an NBA assistant. So I couldn't be luckier." Los Angeles Times

October 28, 2011 Updates

NBA Developmental League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders, have hired Clay Moser as the Associate Head Coach on Head Coach Eric Musselman’s staff. Moser is quite experienced with D-League basketball and he is very familiar with the current head coach of the D-Fenders. Moser worked alongside Musselman as Associate Head Coach with the Reno Bighorns last season. The Bighorns finished the season with the best record in the Western Conference at 34-16, and the D-Fenders hope Moser can carry that success over to Los Angeles. Lakers Nation

September 5, 2011 Updates

Former NBA head coach Eric Musselman, a former Magic assistant, knew he was still growing as a coach …..when John Calipari told him he had reached the same observation. Musselman is coaching the Venezuelan national team in the FIBA Americas tournament. Calipari --- the current Kentucky coach --- is leading the Dominican squad. "Talking with John, we both realized that, over here, you have to work on teaching and your communication so much more," said Musselman told me Friday night via Skype. "I know it's making me a better coach." Orlando Sentinel

September 3, 2011 Updates
August 19, 2011 Updates

The D-Fenders are back and again under Buss family rule, and their new coach is actually a pretty interesting one: Eric Musselman. It’s not hard to imagine Musselman, who went 75-89 in two years as Golden State Warriors head coach, eventually re-establishing himself as a quality NBA coach. “He has vast experiences in both the NBA and NBA Development League and will be a great addition to our franchise,” said Joey Buss, D-Fenders president. Orange County Register

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American coach Eric Musselman on Wednesday was unveiled as the new head coach of Venezuela's men's national team that will look to qualify for the London Olympics at this summer's FIBA Americas Championship. Musselman, a former NBA head coach with the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, takes over the position previously held by Nestor Salazar and will lead the team at the FIBA Americas Championship to be played in Mar del Plata, Argentina, between 30 August and 11 September. "I will work hard to achieve the objectives set out for Mar del Plata," said the 46-year-old of the Venezuelan Basketball Federation's (FVB) hopes to qualify for the 2012 Games or the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. "I will count on a talented selection, a group of energetic players that will work effectively." FIBA.com

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