ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Ron Rothstein Wins the 2017 Tex Winter Award

Las Vegas, July 11, 2017—Ron Rothstein, an innovative and illustrious Assistant Coach for five different NBA teams and three NBA Championships, is the recipient of the 2017 Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) announced today. “Ron Rothstein is most deserving of this prestigious recognition. Over several decades, Ronnie[...]

‘You Can’t Give In’: Monty Williams On Life After Tragedy

  The low point came last March. Or maybe it was April. Monty Williams isn’t sure. Time blurs. For two weeks Micah and Elijah passed the stomach flu back and forth, as five- and eight-year-olds do. They threw up on the carpet, in the bed, on the bathroom floor. Everywhere but in the toilet and[...]

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[...]