LSU men's basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones announced on Tuesday that former NBA head coach and recent college assistant Eric Musselman will join the Tiger coaching staff as associate coach. The hiring is subject to the standard background check by the athletics department and approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Musselman, 49, has spent the last two seasons as assistant coach and later associate head coach at Arizona State University.

"We are excited about the addition of Coach Eric Musselman," said Jones. "He brings a wealth of NBA and college experience that will be beneficial as we strive to continue to take LSU Basketball to new heights. He will be involved in all aspects of our program."

Musselman and his father, the late Bill Musselman, were the first father and son combination to both become NBA head coaches.

Eric Musselman will be the only former NBA head coach that is serving as an associate coach in NCAA basketball.

"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."