ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Preparation remains key for Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Malik Allen

Preparation was Malik Allen’s calling card during his 10-year NBA playing career. Admittedly not able to overwhelm opponents with his athletic abilities, Allen averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 378 games in large part due to always being ready and knowing league personnel. Those same characteristics are serving Allen, a former Shawnee High School[...]

David Fizdale and J.B. Bickerstaff’s Relationship Has Grizzlies Thriving

Mike Conley and Marc Gasol have spent the last nine years in Memphis, their bond as strong as that of any NBA teammates. It is the foundation of the Grizzlies’ identity. It’s a friendship built on trust, respect and a whole lot of ribbing. They go at each other daily, but even Conley knows they[...]

Day In The LIfe: Dallas Mavericks staffer Mike Weinar

Meet the man who helps make Rick Carlisle’s life easier while also learning the ropes of NBA life. An occasional series to feature the behind-the-scenes work of some unsung NBA staffers. The “Day in the Life” project was conceived by Michael H. Goldberg, longtime executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) who passed away[...]

Pelicans assistant coach Fred Vinson to help coach Basketball Without Borders

The third annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp will be Feb. 17-19 at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility as part of NBA All-Star 2017. Among the coaches will be the Pelicans’ Cheick Diallo; Pelicans assistant coach Fred Vinson; the Knicks’ Justin Holiday, brother of the Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday; and the Bucks’ Thon Maker, who[...]