ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

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[…]

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