ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Miami Heat Assistant Coach Keith Smart Returns From Rare Skin Cancer

After nearly a month away from the team, Miami Heat Assistant Coach Keith Smart returned to the bench Monday night in Oakland as the team took on the Warriors.  Smith was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of skin cancer on his cheek, but after a 15 hour surgery he was able to return to[...]

The Interview: Jerry Stackhouse

Former NBA player and current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse. The retired NBAer, 41, has transitioned from player to coach after finishing a pro career that spanned 18 seasons. I grew up in Kinston, North Carolina. It was great place then. They had a big plant in town: DuPont. When it closed, a lot[...]

On Ime Udoka: The making of an assistant coach

Now in his fourth year on Pop’s staff and coming off a summer where he helped bring prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to San Antonio, Ime Udoka’s notable career continues to silently trend upward. I spoke with former NBA player and coach Sam Vincent about the qualities that Udoka brings as an assistant on the[...]

Suns Assistant Coach Corey Gaines Excels Beyond the Court

Phoenix Suns assistant coach Corey Gaines is always moving. Always. He’s 50-years-old, but doesn’t look a day over 30. Maybe it’s because he’s worked out multiple times per day for decades. Eats clean. Takes immaculate care of himself. Gaines, though, is far from a “square.” When he was head coach of the 2009 WNBA Champion[...]

Nancy Lieberman Inspires at She Shares

Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman made a special appearance at Wednesday’s She Shares event in downtown Sacramento to discuss career, leadership and more. She Shares is a conversation series featuring women who have made an impact on their community via their leadership efforts. As the second female coach in NBA history, a Basketball Hall of[...]