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Random NBA Assistant Coaches Worth Looking At

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by BleedRocketsRed, May 7, 2016.

  1. BleedRocketsRed

    BleedRocketsRed Contributing Member

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    Found a guy!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Newman_(basketball)

    What an interesting resume!

    Drafted in the NBA but ended up playing in the CBA.
    Undrafted in the NFL though was on the practice squads of Seahawks/Jets but played in the Canadian Football League for 5 years.

    Spent a year as as an assistant coach (basketball) at the HS level before moving onto Washington State. 5 years as an assistant there, he gets hired at Sac State. Goes 20-114 and lands a job at Arizona State, goes 18-14 and gets let go lol.

    Then hired as an assistant to George Karl in Milwaukee for 6 years, serves under Byron Scott/Lawrence Frank in NJ for 1 year, serves under Pop 8 years and spending the previous 4 years on the Wizards staff as an assistant coach under Whitman.





    Anyone else find some random dude nobody is talking about worth a shot?
     
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    Not so random assistant coach possibilities (with ties to JVG):

    Dean Cooper - NBDL head coach Salt Lake City Stars (formerly Idaho Stampede)
    Andy Greer - Toronto Raptors assistant coach
    Mike Longabardi - Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach
     
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    Another name nobody is discussing which I feels like needs to be thrown out there is Bill Laimbeer.

    He was an assistant to McHale in Minny (lol given the history) and won 3 championships plus 2 coach of the year awards in the WNBA.

    Furthermore, he is a guy who will command respect. He is a guy nobody will **** with. He is TOUGH.
     
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    Melvin Hunt. Has learned from Rudy T, George Karl, and Rick Carlisle. Brief stint as interim in Denver was widely lauded and most people thought he deserved a chance as a head coach after it. Considers analytics. Defensive minded coach but a huge fan of motion offenses.
     
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    Are you serious? From a Wikipedia entry, you can determine a guy is worth a shot?

    How can any regular fan have enough information on an assistant coach to make a recommendation? There's no eye test on assistant coaches. They don't crank out stats on assistant coaches. They work in a collaborative environment where they don't have the final say, which makes it pretty darn hard to attribute any successes/failures directly to them. It would be hard for an owner or GM to draw accurate conclusions on them, let alone some fan perusing Wikipedia. hahaha
     

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