The Interview: Jerry Stackhouse

Former NBA player and current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse. The retired NBAer, 41, has transitioned from player to coach after finishing a pro career that spanned 18 seasons. I grew up in Kinston, North Carolina. It was great place then. They had a big plant in town: DuPont. When it closed, a lot[…]

On Ime Udoka: The making of an assistant coach

Now in his fourth year on Pop’s staff and coming off a summer where he helped bring prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to San Antonio, Ime Udoka’s notable career continues to silently trend upward. I spoke with former NBA player and coach Sam Vincent about the qualities that Udoka brings as an assistant on the[…]

Suns Assistant Coach Corey Gaines Excels Beyond the Court

Phoenix Suns assistant coach Corey Gaines is always moving. Always. He’s 50-years-old, but doesn’t look a day over 30. Maybe it’s because he’s worked out multiple times per day for decades. Eats clean. Takes immaculate care of himself. Gaines, though, is far from a “square.” When he was head coach of the 2009 WNBA Champion[…]

Nancy Lieberman Inspires at She Shares

Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman made a special appearance at Wednesday’s She Shares event in downtown Sacramento to discuss career, leadership and more. She Shares is a conversation series featuring women who have made an impact on their community via their leadership efforts. As the second female coach in NBA history, a Basketball Hall of[…]

Wonderful winding road of coaching brings Jim Boylen to Bulls

Jim Boylen was hired for his first NBA gig after a mere eight-minute job interview. Here’s why: In the summer of 1991, four years after then-Michigan State assistant Tom Izzo helped convince then-Spartans coach Jud Heathcote to hire Boylen as his first graduate assistant, Boylen asked Heathcote for a month off. Boylen borrowed $5,000 from[…]