ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Suns Name Earl Watson Head Coach

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with interim head coach Earl Watson to retain him as the 17th head coach in franchise history. “Earl did a very good job with our team last season after taking over as interim head coach during a challenging time for the organization,” said McDonough. “Earl’s natural leadership[...]

Kings Assistant Nancy Lieberman Presents Scholarships to 8 students

Nancy “Lady Magic” Lieberman continued her legacy of making dreams come true for kids across the country when she presented $10,000 college scholarships to eight Texas high school students.  The kids received the scholarships for excellence in academics, sports, and leadership at their schools and had the checks presented to them at the Nancy Lieberman[...]

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

Corey Gaines, a Phoenix Suns assistant who formerly played in Japan, will be invited to coach the Japanese women’s national team, team assistant Tom Hovasse revealed on Tuesday. Gaines will join the women’s team, which has already secured a spot at this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as a guest coach during its April 25-May[...]

Becky Hammon Explains Why Gregg Popovich Was Instrumental in Her Hiring

Becky Hammon and Gregg Popovich have formed a bond over coaching. The San Antonio Spurs have long set the precedent of how to run an organization, and they continued that trend in 2014, when they hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Hammon, who played 16 years in the WNBA, became the first paid female[...]

Timberwolves Assistant Bryan Gates Doing What He Loves

“Everybody has their different path to the NBA.  Mine just happened to go through a lot of states, a few leagues and a couple countries,”  Minnesota Assistant Bryan Gates said.  After coaching in the IBA, CBA, CBL, USBL, and NBA D-League, from Beirut to Boise, Gates has finally landed where he always dreamt of, the[...]