Nevada basketball hires assistant coach |

Nevada basketball hires assistant coach

Nevada Appeal staff report

RENO — University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has added Brandon Dunson to his staff as an assistant coach.

Dunson fills the spot previously held by Johnny Jones, who accepted the head coaching position at Texas Southern last week.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Brandon into our Nevada Wolf Pack family,” Musselman said in a release. “When we started the search for an assistant coach, all roads led to Brandon. His reputation within the coaching community is that of an energetic, hardworking, coach with high IQ basketball mind.

“More importantly, people that are close with Brandon said he is a relationship-oriented individual, which is something that will serve him well with our own Pack players and on the recruiting trail. He has been an integral part of coach (Jerod) Haase’s staff at Stanford over the past two seasons, and came highly recommended from their staff. We believe we hit a home run with him in all aspects in our search.”

“I am very excited to join the Nevada Wolf Pack coaching staff and hit the ground running,” Dunson said. “The job that coach Musselman has done at Nevada has been nothing short of outstanding. I cannot thank Jerod Haase and Stanford enough for the opportunity to represent their program and university. It wasn’t an easy decision for myself and my family to leave such an amazing place, but being in the Bay Area the last two years has given me the opportunity to keep a close eye on the Nevada Wolf Pack program and when the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t turn it down.”

Dunson comes to the Wolf Pack after two seasons as the director of basketball development at Stanford.

Prior to joining Haase’s staff at Stanford, Dunson spent three seasons as the associate head coach at Arizona Christian University.

“Brandon is a rising star in the business,” Haase said.