Nevada Fires David Carter

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After enduring a season that saw the Nevada Wolf Pack go 9-22, 5-13 in the Mountain West Conference, Nevada has decided to part ways with head coach David Carter. Carter was previously a long time assistant to previous head coach Mark Fox but when Fox left to take the Georgia job, Carter was promoted to head coach in April of 2009 signing a 5 year contract. Nevada as a basketball program had been gaining a lot of momentum having posted six consecutive seasons of 20 or more wins. Carter was quoted as saying, “This program is not going backward, I promise that.” In the last 3 seasons, Carter’s Wolf Pack have gone a combine 36-58, which looks to be backwards.

Mark Behl - David CarterThe rumor mill has begun to turn for possible replacements for David Carter. Tony Barbee is one name that has circulated at Nevada. Barbee is currently an assistant under John Calipari at Kentucky, who is currently going through one of the schools best seasons in history. Barbee does have head coach experience from his time at UTEP and Auburn.

Another possibility could be Joe Pasternack. Pasternack currently serves as the associate head coach at Arizona who is currently on a run in the NCAA Tournament. Pasternack has also served as a head coach previously at the University of New Orleans.

The final candidate that has surfaced is Eric Musselman. Musselman, the son of former NBA coach Bill Musselman is considered to be the top candidate. Eric Musselman currently serves as the associate head coach of the LSU Tigers. Musselman spent one year as head coach of the Wolf Pack in 2010 when he lead the team to a 34-16 record. He has spent time with many west coast NBA teams, specifically in California, which is a great area for Nevada to recruit in.

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