D-League Coaching News

Bruce Pearl To Interview With Dallas Mavericks Affiliate Texas Legends

Nearly everyone beat me to the latest Bruce Pearl to the D-League rumors, this time to be the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks affiliated Texas Legends as first reported ESPN's Marc Stein. Since there isn't much else going on that's worth blogging about, however, I've decided to throw my two cents in as well.

Nancy Lieberman, NBA General Manager?

Nancy Lieberman made the announcement last weekend that she is moving from the Texas Legends bench to the D-League team's front office next season. The Hall of Famer's next move could be even further up the chain of command -- Lieberman could be the general manager of an NBA team.

Dave Leitao To Be Next Maine Red Claws Head Coach

Dave Leitao will be named the second head coach in Maine Red Claws history, according to a source with knowledge of the hiring process. Leitao has never coached in the professional ranks, but was last seen guiding the Virginia Cavaliers to a 10-18 record during the 2008-09 NCAA season.

Nancy Lieberman Moving To Texas Legends Front Office

Nancy Lieberman is taking the next step in her Hall of Fame career, moving from the sidelines into front office for the Texas Legends for the upcoming NBA Development League season. Not surprisingly, she's making the move not only to break yet another barrier, but also with her family in mind.

Chris Finch Officially Promoted To Houston Rockets, Leaving Vipers With A Coaching Search

The Houston Rockets made the announcement Friday that they will promote Chris Finch to their coaching staff, according to a press release on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers website. This isn't new news, but at least the release means that it is finally official.

Cleveland Cavaliers D-League Team Gets A General Manager; Still Needs A Name

The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to buy D-League team last week. Without any NBA news happening due to the lockout, their new team in Canton will seemingly be the team's focus for the time being.

Golden State Warriors Need A New Head Coach For Their D-League Team

The Golden State Warriors have already completed one coaching search this offseason when they decided that Mark Jackson was the best man to replace Keith Smart as the team's head coach. This experience should help them, then, as the team has now begun a search for the head coach of their new NBA Development League team.

Allan Houston Will Be General Manager Of Knicks' New D-League Team

Allan Houston has long been rumored to be moving higher up in the New York Knicks front office, but I don't think anyone ever suggested he'd become the general manager of an NBA Development League team first.

Darvin Ham Being Looked At As Possible Denver Nuggets Assistant Coach

Darvin Ham, along with fellow former Nugget Ryan Bowen, helped George Karl and his staff last week during pre-draft workouts as a sort of tryout to replace former assistant coach Stacey Augmon. Augmon, a former player himself, went back to coach for his alma mater at UNLV.

Dave Joerger To Be Kevin Mchale's Top Assistant In Houston?

Kevin McHale will soon be named the next head coach of the Houston Rockets and is expected to include Dave Joerger as a candidate to be his top assistant.

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