Before returning to the NBA with Oklahoma City in 2015, Greer spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Arizona State University from 2012-2015. Start your online subscription. What do we know about the team’s newest hire?

Frazier earned Patriot League All-Defensive Team honors as a senior in 2015-16, and also excelled in the classroom and community, twice earning the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award as well as the 2014-15 Patriot League Award for Outstanding Leadership and Character. Before entering the coaching ranks, Greer played collegiately at Northeastern University and was the team’s captain during his senior season in 1988-89. In addition to his time at ASU, Greer’s coaching background includes serving as a college assistant coach at Wright State University (2003-2005), Boston University (1994-2003) and Brandeis University (1989-1992), in addition to working as recruiting coordinator at Boston College from 1992-1994. He is of Native American descent as his father is a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. The Athletic first reported the news. 1 regional seeds in the NCAA tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1991 and the Elite Eight in 1992. Strong, 32, joins the Suns after spending the 2018-19 season in player development for the Philadelphia 76ers where he worked alongside Williams to help the Sixers reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals. I bring a strong defensive mindset which has been shaped over the years by coaches such as Bruce Weber, Tom Thibodeau and Guy Goodess.”. He was a member of Larry Brown’s staff with the 76ers from 1997-2003, where he coached both Williams and Bryant, then was Green’s first NBA head coach with Philadelphia in 2003-04. Blake played in all 138 games during his college career and remains Maryland’s all-time leader in games started (136) and assists (972) with 200 more assists than second place. A 12-year NBA veteran as a player, Green averaged 8.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 731 regular season games (297 starts) with Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, the LA Clippers and Orlando from 2003-2015. The Suns parted ways with two assistants, Larry Greer, and Steve Blake, earlier this summer after one season under Monty Williams in Phoenix. In his first season, he led Torrelodones to the championship of the Primera Division de Baloncesto in Madrid, earning promotion to Liga EBA, Spain’s fourth-tier professional league. [6] Gentry left the Phoenix Suns under mutual agreement to part ways on January 18, 2013. Before his coaching career, Ayers played at Miami and led the team to an upset of defending champion Marquette in the first round of the 1978 NCAA tournament. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. In his role at Gonzaga, Fois handled video breakdown and exchange, evaluated player analytics and assisted the coaching staff with day-to-day program operations. The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Daniel Bove, who served as director of athletic performance for the Suns. PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns today announced Head Coach Monty Williams’ coaching staff, naming Willie Green, Darko Rajakovic, Mark Bryant, Randy Ayers, Larry Greer and Steve Blake as assistant coaches, and Riccardo Fois and Ben Strong as player development coaches. He was selected 53rd overall in the third round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, then played professionally for the Reno Bighorns of the Western Basketball Association before returning to Miami and entering the coaching ranks.
Jerry Colangelo coached the Suns in 1970 and in the 1972–1973 season.