Clippers Assistant Coach Natalie Nakase is Living Out Her Dream Coaching in the NBA

Natalie Nakase is conspicuous among the towering men who, like her, are playing out their dreams on the Clippers’ practice courts. Instructing, high-fiving, passing, cajoling, prodding, commanding attention and effort, she is, unlike them, petite, female, of Japanese descent – “a really good example of the fact that passion for basketball can come in a[…]

Mike Weinar – Mavericks Assistant Has Been a Part of Championships at NCAA and NBA Level

Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Mike Weinar cut his teeth as a grad assistant at the University of Florida, where, during his time there, they won back to back NCAA Championships. After his tutelage under Billy Donovan, Coach Weinar joined Rick Carlisle’s staff and shortly after won an NBA championship. Despite his success early on in[…]

Jr. NBA Selects Kings Assistant Coach Bryan Gates to Join Leadership Council

Today, the NBA announced that Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Bryan Gates was selected to join the Jr. NBA Leadership Council scheduled to meet in Charlotte during NBA All-Star Weekend 2019. “The Jr. NBA program makes basketball accessible to our youth, teaching them the fundamentals and core values of the game and I am honored to[…]