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One of Muss's favorites visiting Texas (like me)

Posted on: September 18, 2009 8:08 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2009 8:10 pm
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AUSTIN, Texas -- I'm on football duty this weekend.

I've got Texas Tech at Texas -- otherwise, known as a game so good Cory Joseph decided to visit.

"He's phenomenal," said former NBA coach Eric Musselman. "He's mature beyond his age and very, very confident."

Musselman familiarized himself with many of the elite Class of 2010 prospects last month at the adidas Nations event, and it should be noted that when I asked for the player who most impressed he immediately started talking about Joseph -- a 6-foot-3 point guard who is currently on campus here visiting Texas. Joseph averaged 24.8 points and 5.6 assists at adidas Nations, where he caught the attention of Musselman and everybody else, really. MaxPreps.com ranks the Canadian as the 22nd-best prospect in the Class of 2010.

"He just has total control of the ball, and he's very composed," Musselman said. "He's confident yet not cocky."

As for Musselman, he worked the adidas Nations event for the same reason that he helps with a local high school team and both of his sons' youth squads, because he's a coach who still enjoys coaching and doesn't want to get too far away from his profession. Musselman hasn't coached in an official capacity since the 2006-07 season with Sacramento, when a year with Ron Artest resulted in a 33-49 record. But the recently married Bay Area resident is still in the gym all the time, and next week he'll head to Russia to conduct a coaching clinic.

"I don't want to get rusty," Musselman said. "Just like a hitter needs reps in a batting cage, a coach needs reps, too."
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Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2009 10:25 pm
 

One of Muss's favorites visiting Texas (like me)

Gary,
I am a high school basketball coach in San Diego working with young men between the ages of 14-18 years old.
Coach Musselman has come to my practices several times in the past two years to watch us workout and give me his opinions and advice about how to improve our team. Coach Musselman is an outstanding teacher of the game and works with young people exceptionally well. His passion for the game of basketball is unmatched and he uses his interests in baseball and football to constantly study the qualities that great leaders possess. Coach Musselman is always sharing information and tells you exactly what is on his mind-he is a straight shooter- there is no phoney baloney.  Thanks for the article- Coach k



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2009 12:20 pm
 

One of Muss's favorites visiting Texas (like me)

Being of huge fan of college basketball the faternity needs to pull EMuss into their ranks.  It was great to have Eric help coach my son's 3rd grade CYO basketball team but it is time for his talent to be redirected back to a national stage.  It was great to have his talent and passion available for the kids. 



Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2009 7:43 pm
 

One of Muss's favorites visiting Texas (like me)

As a New York born and raised gal, when we moved to the East Bay in California, I was exposed to all the West Coast Teams, I got hooked on Coach Musselman's enthusiasm and passion for game.  I can't wait to see where he will turn up next.  Get back in the game, Coach!




Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2009 7:20 pm
 

One of Muss's favorites visiting Texas (like me)

As a life long college basketball fan, I have always enjoyed the keen insite and perspective Coach Musselman brings to the game. 


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