Coach Eric Musselman says he's staying at Nevada

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Wednesday he has withdrawn his name for consideration for the coaching vacancy at California and is committed to continuing to build the Wolf Pack program.

Nevada, in Musselman's second season, is coming off its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007. The Wolf Pack lost in the first round to Iowa State to finish the season at 28-7.

Musselman's team captured the Mountain West Conference regular-season crown and tournament title -- a program first.

While he originally signed a five-year contract through the 2019-20 season, Musselman is working to finalize a new five-year deal that would keep him at the school for the long haul.

"My family and I are so excited about Nevada," he said in a text message to The Associated Press. "I love our players and the bond we have created as a team and on campus and in the community."

The 52-year-old Musselman interviewed in Berkeley for the Cal opening to replace Cuonzo Martin, who resigned from the Golden Bears and was named Missouri's new coach last Wednesday.