ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Memphis Grizzlies Hire Greg Buckner as Assistant Coach

Via Ronald Tillery, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Grizzlies hired Greg Buckner as an assistant coach, and he will join the bench Friday night when they host the Toronto Raptors, according to a source close to the team. Buckner, 41, most recently served as an analyst for Fox Sports Southwest. He opined during the pregame, halftime[…]

A Day in the Life With Hornets Assistant Coach Stephen Silas

Stephen Silas, the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, is the ultimate NBA lifer. He was literally born into the league in Boston, where his father Paul, a former NBA star and coach who spent more than 40 years in the league, was helping the Celtics win a pair of championships. Stephen can remember toddling around the[…]

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[…]