Diehard NBA fans can name every player on their favorite team as well as the head coach and general manager, but how many can name every assistant coach on the bench? How many know what an assistant’s job entails?
Countless individuals grind every day to rise through the coaching ranks, hoping to one day secure a job on an NBA coaching staff. Much like playing in the league, it’s a dream job that few individuals ever get to actually achieve, which is why any cons that come with it are tolerated.
HoopsHype talked with several assistants to discuss the pros and cons of the job, what a typical game-day is like, their relationships with players and more. Some of the assistant coaches requested to speak on the condition of anonymity because they were sharing sensitive information. (Some NBA teams don’t allow their assistant coaches to give on-the-record interviews.)
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