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Former NBA coach joins LSU basketball staff

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Posted: Jun 17, 2014 10:37 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 17, 2014 10:37 AM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Tuesday that former NBA coach Eric Musselman will join the men's basketball team as an assistant coach.

Musselman was head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2002 to 2004, and the Sacramento Kings in 2006-2007. Musselman spent the past two seasons as assistant coach and then associate head coach of Arizona State University, and during his time there the Sun Devils made it to the second round of the NIT in 2013 and to the NCAA tournament in 2014.

"I really am excited to join the LSU family, a place that has such a storied athletic program, and help Coach Jones and the staff continue to make strides," said Musselman. "It will be challenging to learn about another great conference as the SEC. Anytime you can join a program that has a Final Four appearance in the past decade and 20 NCAA Tournaments overall, you know great things can happen again. In talking with Coach Jones, I am excited to get to work and help make it happen."

The hire still has to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. If approved, Musselman will be the only former NBA coach on LSU's staff.

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