EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: DAVID S. FOGEL, ESQ.

David S. Fogel is a graduate of Emory University and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. David has been the Executive Director of the NBA Coaches Association (NBCA) since 2017. Prior to this, David served as the NBCA’s Associate General Counsel. David currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He also previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law, where he taught a course titled “Legal Aspects of Professional Sports.” He has also been a guest lecturer at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Professional Studies, where he has taught several courses on labor relations, the duty of fair representation, alternative dispute resolution, and collective bargaining in sports. David also serves as Co-Chair of the Sports Law Committee for the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section.

As Executive Director of the NBA Coaches Association his mission is to ensure that NBA Coaches have a voice within the on-court and off-court business of the League. David is committed to honoring the past and protecting the future of the NBCA.

PRESIDENT: RICK CARLISLE – INDIANA PACERS

Rick Carlisle is the President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers.

Prior to his second stint with the Pacers, Coach Carlisle was the Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2021), Indiana Pacers (2003-2007), and Detroit Pistons (2001-2003). In Dallas, Coach Carlisle held a regular season record of 555-478, leading the organization to the NBA Playoffs nine times and winning its first ever NBA Championship in 2011. In his first stint with the Pacers, Coach Carlisle compiled a regular season record of 181-147 and led the Pacers to three consecutive NBA Playoffs. Coach Carlisle began his head coaching career with the Detroit Pistons. During his two seasons with the Pistons, Coach Carlisle owned a regular season record of 100-64 and won two Central Division Championships. For these efforts, Coach Carlisle won the 2002 NBA Coach of the Year Award. Before Coach Carlisle became a Head Coach, he was an Assistant Coach for the Pacers (1997-2000), Trail Blazers (1994-1997), and Nets (1989-1994).

Rick Carlisle was born on October 27, 1959, in Ogdensburg, New York. He attended both Lisbon Central High School and Worcester Academy, later going on to play at the University of Maine for two years (1979-1981). Coach Carlisle then transferred to the University of Virginia, becoming a co-captain of the 1984 Cavaliers team that reached the Final Four. Carlisle was picked 70th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1984 Draft and won an NBA Championship with the Celtics in 1986 – making Carlisle the 12th person to ever win an NBA Championship as both a player and Coach. Carlisle also played for the Knicks and Nets. Coach Carlisle and his wife, Donna, have one child, Abby, and he is an avid pianist and private pilot.

VICE PRESIDENT: ERIK SPOELSTRA – MIAMI HEAT

Erik Spoelstra is the Vice President of National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Miami Heat.

Since becoming a video coordinator in 1995, Coach Spoelstra has only coached for the Miami Heat organization. He led the Heat to back-to-back NBA Championships (2012 & 2013), another NBA Finals appearance in the 2019-2020 NBA Season, and also helped win an NBA Championship in 2006, as an Assistant Coach. In the 2012-2013 season, the Heat went 66-16 in the regular season and led the NBA in blocked shots. In the 2016-2017 NBA Season, Coach Spoelstra was named a co-recipient of the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award alongside Coach Mike D’Antoni. He also was Head Coach of the 2017 Eastern Conference during the All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Spoelstra was born on November 1, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Oregon. Spoelstra attended Jesuit High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. Coach went on to play at the University of Portland and was the starting point guard for all four years and named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year in 1989. Coach Spoelstra and his wife, Nikki, have two children (Santiago & Dante). Coach Spoelstra was the first Asian-American Head Coach in all four major sports leagues.

VICE PRESIDENT / TREASURER: NATE MCMILLAN – ATLANTA HAWKS

Nate McMillan is the Vice President/Treasurer of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks.

After taking over as Head Coach in March of the 2020-2021 season, the Atlanta Hawks finished with a record 27-11, winning Coach McMillan the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month (March). Led by McMillan, the 2020-2021 Hawks reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, upsetting the 4th seed New York Knicks. Before coaching in Atlanta, Coach McMillan was the Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers (2016-2020), Portland Trail Blazers (2005-2012), and Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2005). In Indiana, Coach McMillan led the Pacers to the NBA Playoffs four straight seasons and owned a regular season record of 183-136. In Portland, he held a regular season record of 266-269 with three NBA Playoff appearances, as well as a 212-183 regular season record in Seattle.

Nate McMillan was born on August 3, 1964, in Raleigh, North Carolina and went to William G. Enloe High School. He attended Chowan College for two years, later transferring to North Carolina State University where he helped lead the team to two NCAA Tournament Elite Eights (1985 & 1986). In 1986, he was drafted with the 30th overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics and played all 12 seasons in Seattle. In the 1994-1995 NBA Season, McMillan led the league in steals and in back-to-back seasons (1994 & 1995), he made NBA 2nd Team All-Defense. Coach McMillan and his wife Michelle have a son, Jamelle, who was an Assistant Coach for the Pelicans (2013-2020) and later joined his father’s staff in Atlanta during the 2021-2022 NBA Season.

VICE PRESIDENT / SECRETARY: JACQUE VAUGHN – BROOKLYN NETS

Jacque Vaughn is the Vice President/Secretary of the National Basketball Coaches Association and an Assistant Coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

In the 2020-2021 NBA Season, Coach Vaughn served as the Interim Head Coach for the Brooklyn Nets and helped lead the team to an regular season 2nd seed and trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. Coach Vaughn was also an Assistant Coach of the Nets (2015-2020). Prior to the Nets, Coach Vaughn was the Head Coach for the Orlando Magic (2012-2015), and an Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs (2010-2012). In both seasons with the Spurs, Coach Vaughn held led to the team to the Finals & NBA Conference Finals.

Jacque Vaughn was born on February 11, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Vaughn was raised in Pasadena and attended John Muir High School, later committing to the University of Kansas. In his senior year, Vaughn became the all-time leader in assists in school history (804). Vaughn was a two-time All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year in 1996 – he was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Draft. In his 12-year NBA career, Vaughn played for six teams including the Jazz, Hawks, Magic, Nets, and Spurs. Coach Vaughn and his wife, Lauren have two sons (Jalen & Jeremiah).

VICE PRESIDENT / ASSISTANT SECRETARY: DWANE CASEY – DETROIT PISTONS

Dwane Casey is the Vice President/Assistant Secretary of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons.

In his first year as the Pistons Head Coach, Coach Casey led the organization to its first NBA Playoffs appearance since 2016. Prior to his time in Detroit, Coach Casey was the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors (2011-2018) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2005-2007); he was also an Assistant Coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2011) and Seattle SuperSonics (1994-2005). As the Raptors Head Coach, Casey held a 320-238 regular season record, leading the team to four Atlantic Division Championships and five straight NBA Playoff appearances (2014-2018). The Raptors also had a franchise record of 59 wins in the 2017-2018 NBA Season; for these efforts, Casey was awarded both the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year Award and the 2018 Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. Coach Casey was also a part of the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff that won an NBA Championship in 2011.

Casey was born on April 17, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Casey was raised in Kentucky and attended Union County High School, later committing to the University of Kentucky. In his senior year, Casey was the captain of the team and led the Wildcats to an NCAA Tournament National Championship (1978) and in 1979 was selected to Kentucky’s All-Academic Team. Coach Casey and his wife, Brenda, have two children (Zachary & Justine). During most summers, Casey enjoys traveling to Japan to help with basketball camps and coaching clinics.

TRUSTEE FOR THE COACHES’ RETIREMENT PLAN: WILL HARDY – BOSTON CELTICS

Will Hardy is the Trustee for the Coaches’ Retirement Plan and an Assistant Coach for the Boston Celtics.

Prior to joining the Celtics, Coach Hardy was an Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs (2016-2021). Hardy also held the positions of Video Coordinator and Assistant Video Coordinator with the Spurs from 2013-2015 and 2011-2013 respectively. During his 10-year tenure with the Spurs, Coach Hardy helped lead the Spurs to an NBA Championship in the 2012-2014 Season as well as eight consecutive trips to the NBA Playoffs.

Will Hardy was born in Richmond, Virginia and played and graduated from Williams College. Hardy, in his time at Williams, had an 80-31 record and made the NCAA Division III Tournament twice. Coach Hardy and his wife, Spencer, have a daughter (Elliott).

CURRENT DIVISION VICE PRESIDENTS

V.P. ATLANTIC DIVISION: DAVID VANTERPOOL – BROOKLYN NETS

David Vanterpool is the Atlantic Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and an Assistant Coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Prior to the 2021-2022 NBA Season, Coach Vanterpool was an Assistant Coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2019-2021) and the Portland Trail Blazers (2012-2019). In Portland, Coach Vanterpool helped lead the Trail Blazers to six straight NBA Playoff appearances, including the Western Conference Finals in the 2018-2019 Season.

David Vanterpool was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and played and graduated from St. Bonaventure University. Vanterpool had a 12-year professional career in which he played in Italy, China, Russia, the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA). Coach Vanterpool has two children (Kendel & Devin).

V.P. CENTRAL DIVISION: DARVIN HAM – MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Darvin Ham is the Central Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and an Assistant Coach for the Milwaukee Bucks.

In Coach Ham’s first season with the Milwaukee Bucks (2018-2019) he helped lead the team to a 60-win season and a trip to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the 2020-2021 NBA Season, Coach Ham helped lead the Bucks to the franchise’s first NBA Championship in 50 years. While on the staff, the Bucks made three consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals. Prior to joining the Bucks, Ham was an Assistant Coach for the Atlanta Hawks (2013-2018) and for the Los Angeles Lakers (2011-2013). Coach Ham helped lead the Hawks to four consecutive NBA post-seasons and the Lakers two straight seasons.

Darvin Ham was born on July 23, 1973, in Saginaw, Michigan. Ham attended Saginaw High School and went on to play and graduate from Texas Tech. During their 1996 NCAA tournament run, Ham helped lead Texas Tech to the Sweet Sixteen. Ham later signed with the Denver Nuggets in 1996. Ham had a 12-year professional career in which he played nine seasons in the NBA with the Nuggets, Pacers, Wizards, Bucks, Hawks, and Pistons, while also playing internationally in Spain and the Philippines. Coach Ham and his wife, Deneitra, have one son (Darvin Jr.).

V.P. NORTHWEST DIVISION: SCOTT BROOKS – PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Scott Brooks is the Northwest Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and an Assistant Coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Before the Trail Blazers, Coach Brooks was the Head Coach for the Washington Wizards (2016-2021) and Head Coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2015). Coach Brooks was voted Coach of the Year in 2010 and was twice the NBA All-Star Team Head Coach (2012 & 2014). Before becoming a Head Coach, Coach Brooks was an Assistant for the Seattle Super Sonics (2007-2008), Sacramento Kings (2006-2007), Denver Nuggets (2003-2006). Brooks started as an Assistant in the ABA with the Los Angeles Stars. During his career, Coach Scott Brooks has over 500 head coaching wins along with eight NBA playoffs appearances.

Scott Brooks with born on July 31, 1965, in French Camp, California. Brooks attended East Union High School and later went on to play and graduate from the University of California Irvine; Brooks started his college career at Texas Christian University, transferring after his freshman year. Upon graduation, Coach Brooks joined the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and made the league All-Rookie Team. He later went on the play 10 seasons in the NBA with the 76ers, Timberwolves, Rockets, Mavericks, Knicks, and Cavaliers. Coach Brooks and his wife, Sherry, have two children (Lexi & Chance).

V.P. PACIFIC DIVISION: MONTY WILLIAMS – PHOENIX SUNS

Monty Williams is the Pacific Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns.

In the 2020-2021 NBA Season, Coach Williams led the Phoenix Suns to a 51-21 regular season record and a 2021 NBA Finals appearance – this was the Suns first NBA Finals appearance in 28 years (1993). For these efforts, Coach Williams earned the 2021 Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. Prior to his time in Phoenix, Coach Williams was an Assistant Coach with the Philadelphia 76ers (2018-2019), Associate Head Coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2015-2016), Head Coach with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2010-2015), and Assistant Coach with the Portland Trail Blazers (2005-2010). In Coach Williams’ first season with the Hornets, he won his first Western Conference Coach of the Month Award (January). Coach Williams, as an Assistant Coach, also won a Gold Medal with USA Men’s Basketball in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Monty Williams was born on October 8, 1971, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Williams attended Potomac High School and went on to play at the University of Notre Dame; in his senior year, he was selected to the All-American Honorable Mention Team. Williams was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 24th overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. Williams played nine seasons for five teams (Knicks, Spurs, Nuggets, Magic, & 76ers). Coach Williams has five children (Elijah, Lael, Janna, Micah, & Faith).

V.P. SOUTHEAST DIVISION: WES UNSELD JR. – WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Wes Unseld Jr. is the Southeast Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Washington Wizards.

Before the Wizards, Coach Unseld was an Associate Head Coach for the Denver Nuggets (2015-2020). He helped lead the Nuggets to three straight NBA Playoff appearances (2018-2021) and an NBA Western Conference Finals appearance (2020). Prior to the Nuggets, Coach Unseld was an Assistant Coach for the Orlando Magic (2012-2014), Golden State Warriors (2011-2012), and Washington Wizards (2005-2011). In his first stint with the Wizards as an Assistant Coach, Unseld helped the Wizards reach the NBA Playoffs in three consecutive seasons (2005-2008).

Wes Unseld Jr. was born on September 20, 1975, in Catonsville, Maryland. Unseld attended Loyola High School and went on to Johns Hopkins University, playing three years for the Men’s Basketball team. Coach Unseld is the son of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, Wes Unseld who was a player, Coach, and executive with the Washington Bullets/Wizards franchise.

V.P. SOUTHWEST DIVISION: STEPHEN SILAS – HOUSTON ROCKETS

Stephen Silas is the Southwest Division Vice President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Head Coach of the Houston Rockets.

Before becoming the Head Coach of the Houston Rockets, Coach Silas was an Assistant for the Dallas Mavericks (2018-2020), Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (2010-2018), Golden State Warriors (2006-2010), Washington Wizards (2005-2006), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-2005), New Orleans Hornets (2002-2003), and Charlotte Hornets (2000-2002). Coach Silas played an integral part in the development of Lebron James in his years in Cleveland. He also helped develop Stephen Curry in his rookie year in Golden State (2009-2010). In the 2015-2016 NBA Season, Coach Silas helped the Hornets franchise to its highest win total in 14 seasons (48) and a berth in the NBA Playoffs.

Stephen Silas was born on August 6, 1973, in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Waltrip High School and later went on to play four seasons at Brown University. Silas spent three years as the Assistant Executive Director at the National Basketball Retired Players Association. Silas has worked at many camps and clinics internationally, to help promote the game of basketball, including a Korea Development Camp in Seoul, Basketball Without Borders in Africa (2008), and Basketball Without Borders in Beijing (2005). Coach Silas and his wife, Keryl, have two children (Kyler & Kaelyn).