Eric Musselman turned down the Arizona Wildcats job and is getting a nice contract extension to return to Arkansas.
The Razorbacks on Wednesday shared details of Musselman’s contract. The 56-year-old coach will make $4 million per year through 2026. His contract includes one-year options for 2027 and 2028 based on Arkansas making the NCAA Tournament.
He also will received bonuses based on team performance. Here is the structure of the bonuses:
Musselman would owe money in a buyout:
The interest Musselman received helped make him one of the highest-paid coaches in college basketball.
Musselman has coached the Warriors and Kings in the NBA. He had a successful four-year tenure at Nevada before taking the Arkansas job. The Razorbacks went 20-12 in his first season and 25-7 under him last season, reaching the Elite Eight. The Elite Eight finish was the best Arkansas has enjoyed since 1995.