ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Assistant Coaches Noted as Possible Head Coach Candidates

Source: Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN Excerpt: As teams with openings survey the coaching talent pool, they’ll recognize a few subspecies among the candidates. We’ve been performing this exercise since 2013 (five of the seven names on that list were subsequently hired as head coaches). Our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists included Quin Snyder, Atkinson and Tyronn Lue. Following are some names that have[...]

Bill Bayno’s Coaching Technique to Help Develop Young Star

Source: Scott Cacciola, The New York Times Domantas Sabonis, the forward caught by surprise when the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him to the Indiana Pacers last July, was in store for even more shock when he arrived in Indianapolis for summer workouts: Bill Bayno, an assistant coach for the Pacers, outfitted himself with huge pads on[...]

Elton Brand and Jim O’brien: Control the Middle – Duck in Drop Step

Philadelphia 76ers former two-time NBA All Star Elton Brand takes you through the proper position to control the middle of the post. This lesson focuses on a move out of the post known as the duck in drop step. Elton Brand is working with 76ers assistant coach Jim O’Brien to help you learn when to[...]

Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant’s Impact on the Utah Jazz

Source: Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake City Tribune He hacks. He shoves. His critiques are quiet, yet they cut. Johnnie Bryant finds a player’s limit in a workout then he pushes him past it. He still playfully argues with former Jazzman Ronnie Price about an offseason workout they had a few years back. After a[...]

Becky Hammon Finds Success With Spurs

Source: Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker It was August, 2012, and Becky Hammon, the point guard of the Silver Stars, San Antonio’s franchise in the W.N.B.A., was on her way home from the London Olympics. While waiting to board a connecting flight in Atlanta, she spotted the craggy face of Gregg Popovich, the head coach[...]