ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

Inside the Locker Room with Jesse Mermuys

Source: Mike Trudell, NBA.com When the Lakers fly back from road games, assistant coach Jesse Mermuys takes his seat next to head coach Luke Walton in the middle section of the team charter plane. For the colleagues and friends who first met in 1999 in Tucson, Arizona, first comes a video breakdown of that night’s[...]

A look into the life of Laker Coach Mark Madsen

Source: Trent Toone, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Standing at 7-feet tall, Los Angeles center Brook Lopez is taller than Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen, who is 6-9, but Lopez still looks up to Madsen in many ways. Both big men played college basketball at Stanford University. Lopez appreciates Madsen’s high-energy, “Mad Dog” mentality[...]

How One Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Found His Passion

Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian brings a fiery passion to the court each and every day. We took a look at his journey to NBA coaching from his childhood in East Los Angeles. More video content from the NBA Coaches Association here: http://www.youtube.com/c/NBAcoachesAssociation

Maurice Cheeks to be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

Source: Fred Katz, The Norman Transcript SAN ANTONIO — It took long enough. Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Cheeks has been eligible to make the Hall since 1998, five years after he retired from a 15-year playing career that[...]

Miami Heat’s Dan Craig Ready to be a Head Coach

Source: Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra was a little busy to watch assistant Dan Craig’s unofficial NBA coaching debut Sunday, but he has caught up since spending that day welcoming his first child into the world. Spoelstra, who returned to the bench for Tuesday’s convincing victory over Cleveland after he and his wife,[...]