ASSISTANT COACHES

ASSISTANT COACHES

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[…]

Woodson, O’Connor Reflect on Title Run in Detroit

DETROIT – Brendan O’Connor looked up at the rafters at The Palace of Auburn Hills, his gaze fixated near the ceiling of the arena. It took no time at all for him to answer what comes to mind first when he returns to Detroit. “2004,” the Clippers’ assistant coach said. “That’s it. That big banner[…]

Kurt Rambis can be a perfect mentor for Kristaps Porzingis

One of the reasons the Knicks brought Kurt Rambis into town last season was to mentor first-year head coach Derek Fisher. New York wanted someone with head-coaching experience to share the bench with Fish, and Rambis’ history with Phil Jackson obviously played a role. Now, the second-year Knicks assistant has a new assignment, according to[…]