When the LSU basketball program was left hanging by John Treloar, head coach Johnny Jones backfilled his final assistant chair with Brendan Suhr in the waning moments of this summer.
Nevada basketball head coach Eric Musselman, who sat in Suhr's seat a season ago for the Tigers, is convinced Suhr will elevate the team's schemes heading into the highly anticipated 2015-16 campaign.
"Brendan is a basketball genius. He's far superior to anything I can bring to the table from an Xs and Os standpoint on both sides of the basketball," Musselman told TSD's Ben Love recently on "Bumper to Bumper Sports" on 103.7 FM (KLWB) in Lafayette.
"He's got a photographic memory. He could watch a game live and tell you everything that happened, whereas someone like myself it may take two or three game tapes to go through. He's just an absolute great pickup by coach Jones from a basketball standpoint."
Musselman, like current LSU assistant David Patrick, has ties with Suhr that go back. In the case of Coach Muss, he's known Suhr going back to their days together on the Orlango Magic staff in the late nineties.
"I was coaching in the old CBA, which was a minor league and today's equivalent to the NBA D-League when coach Brendan Suhr and I became friends, and we coached against each other in that league," recalled Musselman. "And then when coach (Chuck) Daly got the head job with the Orlando Magic, Brendan did all he could to try and put me in front of coach Daly. I ended up working with Brendan that year (1998-99 season) under Chuck."
Listen to the full audio interview with Musselman below, which includes his thoughts on LSU in 2015-16, Ben Simmons and the challenge he's taken on with the Wolfpack.
Former assistant gives rave review for Suhr
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