''He wants guys he can put together like a chain, linked.''. be sorely missed.. focused, whether it was basketball, his children, his wife, or a He visits Richie Jordan, another Sarasota pal. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Kalamazoo Gazette obituaries and Death Notices for Kalamazoo Michigan area . Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Bill lived in London, Smith Falls and Ottawa, Ontario before. "Mean Gene!" I think a lot of people probably see Bill as that guy on the Musselman, his jaw clenched, his eyes wild, keeps pumping the gas, his back wheels spitting out grass and mud. seasons. Tomorrow. His videotape collection is filled with NBA games. Lawmakers late Friday put the finishing touches on the state's record $28 billion budget, which included funding more than $5.1 billion in new spending requests and tax cuts.. Water, housing and homelessness, education, transportation, and taxpayers were among the big winners for the upcoming fiscal year. A number of Musselman's former assistant coaches and players went on to coach in the NBA, including Sidney Lowe (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tyrone Corbin (Utah Jazz), Tom Thibodeau (Minnesota Timberwolves), Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City Thunder), Sam Mitchell (Toronto Raptors), and his son Eric Musselman (Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors). For now he's just a fan, albeit a reluctant one. Authorize the publication of the original written obituary with the accompanying photo. William (Bill) Arnold Musselman died on Saturday, January 7, 2023, surrounded by his loving. "Honest to God, I'm enjoying myself.". He visits other friends, like Roger Rogos, a former high school basketball coach and now a regional manager for IDS. William Clifford Musselman was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Wooster, Ohio. In his first season, at the age of 25, he guided the Eagles to a 10-10 record. After high school, he attended Wittenberg College (now Wittenberg University) in Springfield, Ohio, where he played basketball for Ray Mears, who would later coach the University of Tennessee. Late in the fourth quarter, one of the refs called three charging fouls on my best player, Cedric Henderson, and the Thrillers eventually won on a buzzer-beating shot by the late 'Fast' Eddie Johnson. in the locker room telling players that defeat was worse than death '", In the newspaper articles and columns following his death, Musselman was described as "volatile," "colorful," "intense," and "fiery." He became coach of the Timberwolves in 1989 and coached them two seasons. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 23, 1948, and raised in the Riverside. William R. "Bill" Musselman, 88, of Sebring, Florida passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 15, 2021. In the N.B.A., he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons (1980-82) and became the first coach of the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves (1989-91). John secured his first head coaching position at New London High School, then accepted the head coach position at Steubenville College followed by GlenOak High School, where he . Portland eliminated the Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs. "He misses having a challenge. The cause of death was heart and kidney failure, a Mayo Clinic There is no photo or video of William Harry Musselman.Be the first to share a memory to pay tribute. Big Ten title that year despite the suspension of two players for In 1972, Minnesota and Ohio State brawled on the court, with three players going to the hospital. When he graduated in 1958, he was the school's second all-time leading scorer. Vanover transferred that season to Fayetteville after a freshman season with the California Golden Bears.. Please reset your password. 3 brothers, Richard (Marguerite) Musselman of Hopkins, MI, William (Joanne) Musselman of Kalamazoo, and John (Mary Lyn) Musselman . As an expansion team, his 1984-85 Thrillers team rolled to a 45-18 record to win the CBA title, downing the Detroit Spirits in seven games. Sidney Lowe, an assistant coach of the Timberwolves who played on three of Musselman's C.B.A. Musselman asks, back behind the wheel. } He goes out to dinner almost every night. "He knows life isn`t always fair," Eric Musselman said. In the book Obsession, by Bill Heller, Musselman said, "I found the players [in Virginia] were talking more about the [team's] financial troubles than basketball. "Wait til you meet Mean Gene," he says. They'd rather go set up a business down the block where there's no competition. first coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Friday at 59. Musselman is survived by his wife, Julie; and three children, Eric, Nicole and Max. That makes Musselman smile. moving to Edmonton Alberta in 1981. "I do miss NBA coaching," Musselman says, "but I don't miss the coaching challenge.". He pulls up to one owned by Carlton Fisk, the catcher for the Chicago White Sox. two turbulent seasons to join the Trail Blazers as one of Mike William "Bill" G. Musselman, born September 13, 1927, in Tangier, OK, to parents Bertrum "Bert" and Mary Alice "Mae" Musselman. In his fourth and final season at Minnesota, Musselman's team went 18-8 and included a roster of future NBA players Mychal Thompson, Mark Landsberger, and Mark Olberding. Bill Musselman cut an impressive figure on the sidelines of the old Centennial . If I was living in Ohio and not coaching, I'd go crazy. Musselman barks into the phone. The grass is wet and muddy; Musselman doesn't care. The BMW swerves but Musselman doesn't give it up. York Dispatch - Fri, 17 Jul 2020 . Add a Memory. Authorize the publication of the original written obituary with the accompanying photo. He seems to need to hear these things. This is the part of the day he doesn`t particularlyrelish. Try again later. Following the 1970-71 season, Musselman left Ashland for the University of Minnesota. I love doing that.". While he does this, Ebner, 28,talks about the life Musselman doesn't have anymore. Since moving to Houghton in 2007, Billwas an active volunteer for several Keweenaw area charitable organizations. (renews at {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}}/month + tax). "Who's this?" His biography, by Bill Heller, was aptly titled ''Obsessed.'' Thanks for your help! With heavy hearts, we announce the death of William Harry Musselman (Salem, Virginia), who passed away on August 21, 2022 at the age of 85. May 6, 2000 12 AM PT. He has always been a fan of the CBA but he doesn`t need to coach there again. Musselman died at the clin ic's St. Marys (AP Photo/St. He was the 12th of 13 siblings (3 passed away at birth). [3], His tenure at Minnesota was tainted. It was originally published on Feb. 7, 1993.) To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. 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Muss to most of us. sidelines, intense, up and down the floor, up and down the bench, Musselman's 1997 South Alabama team went 23-7 and nearly upset eventual champion Arizona in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. "Hell, I know everybody down here.". ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) Bill Musselman, who spent a turbulent stay at the University of Minnesota in the 1970s and became the first coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Friday All Rights Reserved. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed They made a mistake getting rid of Bill.". The 1972 team was tarnished by a brawl against The Ohio State Buckeyes, where several Minnesota players assaulted the Ohio State players at the end of the game. Lukewarm. Musselman had the highest winning percentage of any basketball Sen. Doug Mastriano eyes bill to defend Gettysburg's monuments. But he still has people calling him from the NBA, people asking him for advice.". For four years he kept a VCR at the foot of his bed so he could watch game film until he drifted off to sleep. Of course, he has the NBA on TV, but it`s like seeing an oldgirlfriend: Musselman admits it`s hard to watch his old friend when he knowshe should be part of it. ", "In his own mind, my dad knows he can coach in the NBA," said Eric Musselman, who considers his father his best friend. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 23, 1948, and . View on map. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 23, 1948, and raised in the Riverside area of Windsor Ontario. The Trail Blazers used Musselman as an inspiration for their 2000 playoff run, which ended in the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. William Harry "Bill" Musselman January 23, 1937 - August 21, 2022 William Harry "Bill" Musselman, of Salem, passed from this life to greater glory on Sunday afternoon . He has previously specialized in UK basketball recruiting . He died Nov. 11, 2021. "I`ll tell you what, though," Musselman says, "The best movie I`ve seen lately was with (Al) Pacino. left. Blazers president Bob Whitsitt said Musselman was "always focused, whether it was basketball, his children, his wife, or a fan who interrupted his dinner for an autograph. "I think Bill misses coaching every day and every night," Oliver said. ", NBA coach Flip Saunders was quoted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press the day after Musselman died. And this (a day in the low 70s with no clouds) isn't even a nice day.". On October 8, 1997, after two successful seasons as head coach at the University of South Alabama, Musselman returned to the NBA as an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, under Mike Dunleavy Sr. Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. The 2019-20 season brought both Eric Musselman and Connor Vanover to the Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball program.. Musselman arrived that season as the new Razorbacks men's basketball coach. George Hanson (April 12, 1935 - September 22, 2016) was an American basketball coach. Copyright 2023 Echovita Inc. All rights reserved. Lotz Funeral Home - Salem 1330 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153. He married Brenda Rudiger in 1982 and was theproud father of Andrew (Meredith Mulder) Musselman and Eden (Anna MacLeod)Musselman and furry family Dakota and Jasper. SARASOTA, Fla. Bill Musselman navigates his black 1988 BMW 325i through the turns of the Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club. said. "I love it down here," Musselman says. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of William Harry Musselman (Salem, Virginia), who passed away on August 21, 2022 at the age of 85. Year should not be greater than current year. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 23, 1948, and raised in the Riversidearea of Windsor Ontario. "Look at this house. The Gophers went on to win the Big Ten title that year despite the suspension of two players for the rest of the season. The league folded soon after. Bill was born in Sper, Illinois on Jan. 8, 1933, to David and Cordelia (Sparh) Musselman. INWOOD Spring sports practices began Monday in West Virginia. POWERED BY. He was a decent high school athlete whose basketball team fared well against a neighboring team led by Bobby Knight. Plush carpeting, a white leathersofa and matching easy chair. They were the first father and son to hold the title of NBA head coach. Among those honored was the Musselman family, which has produced an array of gifted athletes over the generations. Eric, Nicole and Max. 2000 The Associated Press. He received a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg and a master's in education from Kent State. }. DeDe graduated from high school in Akron. The . All of them are pro-Musselman (of course), and some suggest he should be coaching in the NBA again. Musselman, fiery, intense and always jumping from his sideline seat, was a basketball vagabond, coaching at all levels of the game. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of S. Jane (Bittner) Musselman. I t`s getting late in the afternoon and Musselman is in the car again, returning from lunch. "If they got rid of that goof Stein, maybe things would be all right," Oliver said of the Minnesota owner, who used to be a football player. Search above to list available cemeteries. Trending News To use this feature, use a newer browser. The attack on Witte came near the end of the Gophers-Buckeyes game. The cause of death was heart and kidney failure. record was 78-180. He marvels over "A Few Good Men." The death of Corky Taylor on Wednesday brought back memories of that riot, which brought fans onto the court and . On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179225484/william-clifford-musselman. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. White sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see in either direction. Newport News Thomas, William "Bill" Langeland Family Funeral Homes Aivars, Irma. Died: April 11, 2013 (aged 80) Born: June 3, 1932 . KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Olivier Nkamhoua scored 16 points to lead No. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. With only a few months before the start of the 1965-66 season, Musselman was promoted to head coach. He was a creature of habit. He motivated me. violations and a 1972 brawl that sent three Ohio State players to a hospital. Instead of celebrating his victory, Bill followed the refs off the court to their locker room, screaming that they had 'screwed Charley out of the win.' We are sad to announce that on January 7, 2023, at the age of 74, William Arnold Musselman in Edmonton, Alberta, born in Battle Creek, Michigan passed away. With a roster "full of vagabonds, long shots and characters," according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Musselman's Wolves posted a 22-60 record in 1989-90, their first season, and 29-53 the following season. Verify and try again. In the team's 2000-01 media guide, which was dedicated to Musselman, he was described as "a keen strategist and an inspiring motivator.". Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of William Arnold Musselman to pay them a last tribute. Biography: William H. Bill Musselman, 58 of Bucyrus passed away on Sunday February 21, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Ben Roberts. Just about every night he heads down to the Sarasota Brewing Co., a sports bar. You are nearing the transfer limit for memorials managed by Find a Grave. You can cancel at any time. There is quite a height disparity between Musselman and Vanover. This Week - 40 Total. That's one thing that Musselman always gave us: a chance to win. champion teams, said he liked the coach. Try again later. He was the owner of Musselman Building and Construction Company and also was the founding owner of Musselman's Warehouse complex, all in . She gets out of thecar and tries to tell Musselman he can't get out, which is something one never does to Musselman. There, he'll drink fruit juice and get the run of the satellite dish in search of NBA games. Try again later. Perhaps that is why he has said no to a dozen other coaching offers. Those sentiments are echoed by Gerald Oliver, a longtime Musselman friend and now the director of player personnel for the Fort Wayne Fury. Born in Easton, PA, he had resided in Ewing Township for 35 years.William retired from the New Jer . Bruce was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he lived . Please try again later. Ashland Eagles men's basketball head coaches, Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball head coaches, South Alabama Jaguars men's basketball head coaches, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Goldaper, Sam. He had a stroke Oct. 28 and had been hospitalized off and on since. Bill enjoyed a career in radio broadcasting and later in business development for anumber of companies in Canada and the US. The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service - Hancock Chapel has been assisting the family. He walks out the front door, takes a hard right, and gazes out at the Gulf of Mexico. ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) Bill Musselman, who spent a turbulent For the last three seasons, he was an assistant coach of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. cemeteries found within miles of your location will be saved to your photo volunteer list. A week after the ABA's San Diego franchise folded on November 11, 1975, Musselman was hired to coach the league's Virginia Squires. January 8, 2023 He will be sorely missed.". Musselman resigned as coach of the Jags on October 7, 1997, to return to the NBA. A Mayo Clinic spokesman said the cause of death was heart and kidney failure related to liver disease. You can customize the cemeteries you volunteer for by selecting or deselecting below. The Manhattan Christian boys and Twin Bridges girls each punched their tickets to the state tournament with Western C titles. He even has a sculptured glass sea gull in blue resting on one of his glass tables. He thought "A River Runs Through It" was a good show. Find an Obituary. Bob was born December 14, 1930 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a son of Henry and Phyllis (Davis) Musselman. Comments Off on Obituary: William A. Musselman MUSSELMAN, William BarryOf Ewing Township. Musselman guided the team to a 25-46 mark before he was replaced by general manager Don Delaney, who went 3-8 to close out the 1980-81 season. He had owned and operated Musselman & Son Excavating . Service map data OpenStreetMap contributors. If you have questions, please contact [emailprotected]. Albany's roster featured Tony Campbell, Michael Brooks, Sidney Lowe, Michael Ray Richardson, Scott Roth, Reid Gettys, Tod Murphy, Eric Fernsten, Derrick Rowland, Scott Brooks, and Lowes Moore. based on information from your browser. He will remove his running shorts and Minnesota Timberwolves T-shirt. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 23, 1948, and raised in the Riverside. The Capital Region Pontiacs are on the block, he's told. Bill Musselman, 59, Intense Basketball Coach, https://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/06/sports/bill-musselman-59-intense-basketball-coach.html. wanted to go, Dunleavy said. January 7, 2023 Then another trip, this time to a baseball field behind a Catholic church where another friend is conducting a clinic. No service will be held but a gathering of his friends will be held Wednesday, January11 from 4-6 at the B&B in Houghton. Musselman has nibbled but he won`t bite. Wikipedia. Photo by John Byrne. He was born in Hartford City on October 12, 1927 to the late William Harvey Musselman and the late Blanche (Blake) Musselman. Now, Musselman excuses himself to change. William (Bill) Arnold Musselman died on Saturday, January 7, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. . Musselman returns, proudly showing off a stack of scouting reports he has made on virtually every NBA team. "Terp" Musselman. Following his success in the CBA, on August 23, 1988, Musselman was hired as the head coach of the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves. NCAA rules violations that resulted in stiff sanctions after he In his two seasons in Minnesota, Musselman's 'Wolves were 51-113. A lot of people don't like competition. 215 N Walnut St., Until then, though, he says he's content to live the good life in Florida, a place he has called home since the 1970s. I saw a couple of players, their eyes rolling around, and I walked away thinking, 'Come on, they're 30-3 and you're still challenging them.' Musselman cruises down Midnight Pass Road and makes a series of quick turns. Undated (Times Union Archive), FILE--Bill Musselman cheers as he watches his Minnesota Timberwolves go on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers,125-118, in overtime in November 1989. Naturally, he gets stuck. BRISTOL - Paul William Musselman, age 94, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Obituaries. He drove the same way to get to practice, the same way to get to the airport. moving to Edmonton Alberta in 1981. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. April 23, 1948 - On the way out, Musselman takes a short cut and darts straight across the grass outside the fence. Try again later. Everyone tonight was a star in their role.. There is no photo or video of William Arnold Musselman.Be the first to share a memory to pay tribute. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. He`ll tell you he gets questions from NBA executives all the time about player personnel. Musselman's roster included Rodney Monroe, Ronnie Grandison, Clinton Wheeler, Dave Jamerson, Brook Steppe, Tod Murphy, and Ralph McPherson. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Applemen run away from Patriots. "What a guy. Stewart had a career day with 36 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs surprised the Bruins in a loser-out morning game.