There are just a handful of head coaching vacancies up for grabs in the NBA D-League at this point. But even then, the evident available vacancies may not be as open as they appear. Decisions have been made, but formal announcements have not.
Despite this, multiple sources tell RidiculousUpside.com that Phil Hubbard will be introduced as the next head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
As many other respective head coaches and assistants await word from teams with jobs to be had, Los Angeles has decided that Hubbard is their man.
A former NBA forward of ten years, Hubbard averaged 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds from 1979-1989. Since then, he has remained relevant in today's game by joining the coaching ranks. He served as an assistant with the Washington Wizards from 2003-2009, helping Eddie Jordan through a long-tenured run.
Joining the D-Fenders represents a reunion of sorts for Hubbard, who previously served in an assistant coaching capacity for the team in 2012-13. Most recently, he was an assistant for Casey Hill's Santa Cruz Warriors, helping the team reach the NBA D-League Finals for the second straight season.
Following such success, RidiculousUpside.com has been told Coach Hubbard will get the opportunity to lead his own squad once and for all. Given such a track record as a player and coach, he's certainly earned a shot.
Last week, Yahoo! Sports initially reported that Hubbard was a leading candidate for the position.