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Report: Eric Musselman to remain Nevada head coach

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Despite reports of an impending move to Cal, Musselman will stay in Reno

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Championship Nevada vs Colorado State Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Well, so much for all that noise.

Eric Musselman, the believed-to-be-frontrunner for the Cal head coaching job, will return to Nevada for his third season, as reported by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish.

Musselman reportedly interviewed for the job earlier in the week, but made the decision to stay at Nevada on Tuesday night. His ties to the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors were assumed to be huge selling points for the Golden Bears.

Musselman came to Nevada after the Wolf Pack suffered three-straight losing seasons, including a paltry 9-22 record in David Carter’s last season as head coach. Thanks in no small part to the arrival of Cameron Oliver, who is tabbed as a second-round pick in this year’s NBA Draft via DraftExpress, Nevada has won 52 games in Musselman’s two seasons. That includes a Mountain West regular season and tournament championship this past season, before the Wolf Pack fell in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament to Iowa State.

The Mountain West and Nevada will keep their hands on a tremendously talented coach, while Cal will go back to the drawing board.