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NBA G League 101: Coaching Call-Ups

The NBA’s minor league is not just a place to develop players; it’s also proven to be a place to develop coaches for the next level.

Below is the full list of NBA G League coaches who have been hired by NBA teams.

Note: Below list updated during the 2020-21 season.

YEAR COACH NBA G League Team NBA Team
2001-02 Bob Thornton Huntsville Flight head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2001-02 Alex English North Charleston Lowgators head coach Sacramento Kings assistant coach
2001-02 Harold Ellis Roanoke Dazzle assistant coach Atlanta Hawks advance scout
2002-03 Dell Demps Mobile Revelers assistant coach New Orleans Hornets general manager
2003-04 Jeff Capel Fayetteville Patriots head coach Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach
2003-04 Rob Werdann Columbus Riverdragons assistant coach Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach
2003-04 Mike Born Huntsville Flight assistant coach Portland Trail Blazers scout
2003-04 Kelvin Upshaw Charleston Lowgators assistant coach Dallas Mavericks basketball operations assistant
2004-05 Mike Sanders Asheville Altitude assistant coach Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach
2004-05 Ralph Lewis Huntsville Flight head coach Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach
2005-06 Casey Owens Fayetteville Patriots assistant coach Chicago Bulls video coordinator/assistant coach
2005-06 Sam Vincent Fort Worth Flyers head coach Dallas Mavericks assistant coach
2006-07 Paul Mokeski Fort Worth Flyers assistant coach Dallas Mavericks scout
2006-07 David Joerger Dakota Wizards head coach Memphis Grizzlies head coach
2006-07 Mo McHone Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach San Antonio Spurs director of basketball development
2007-08 Mike Brown Fayetteville head coach Chicago Bulls assistant coach
2007-08 Joe Wolf Colorado 14ers head coach Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach
2007-08 Roy Rogers Austin Toros assistant coach New Jersey Nets assistant coach
2007-08 Jeff Ruland Albuquerque Thunderbirds head coach Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach
2008-09 Bryan Gates Idaho Stampede head coach New Orleans Hornets assistant coach
2008-09 Scott Roth Bakersfield Jam head coach Toronto Raptors assistant coach
2008-09 Robert Pack Rio Grande Valley Vipers assistant coach Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach
2009-10 Vitaly Potapenko Fort Wayne Mad Ants assistant coach Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach
2009-10 Quin Snyder Austin Toros head coach Atlanta Hawks assistant coach
2009-10 John Treloar Erie BayHawks head coach Phoenix Suns director of player personnel
2010-11 Austin Ainge Maine Red Claws head coach Boston Celtics president of basketball operations
2010-11 Chris Finch Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Houston Rockets assistant coach
2010-11 Dee Brown Springfield Armor head coach Detroit Pistons assistant coach
2011-12 Nate Tibbetts Tulsa 66ers head coach Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach
2011-12 Clay Moser Los Angeles D-Fenders assistant coach Los Angeles Lakers advance scout
2011-12 Darvin Ham New Mexico Thunderbirds head coach Atlanta Hawks assistant coach
2012-13 Dale Osbourne Tulsa 66ers head coach Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach
2012-13 Brad Jones Austin Toros head coach Utah Jazz assistant coach
2012-13 Jay Larranaga Erie BayHawks head coach Boston Celtics assistant coach
2012-13 Alex Lloyd Austin Toros assistant coach Atlanta Hawks player development coach
2012-13 Sean Rooks Sioux Falls assistant coach Phoenix Suns player development coach
2013-14 Alex Jensen Canton Charge head coach Utah Jazz player development coach
2013-14 Taylor Jenkins Austin Toros head coach Atlanta Hawks assistant coach
2013-14 Duane Ticknor Fort Wayne Mad Ants head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2013-14 Larry Lewis LA D-Fenders assistant coach Los Angeles Lakers player development coach
2013-14 Mark Madsen Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach Los Angeles Lakers player development coach
2013-14 Nick Nurse Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Toronto Raptors assistant coach
2013-14 Scott Williams Idaho Stampede assistant coach Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach
2013-14 Bernard Smith Dakota Wizards assistant coach Detroit Pistons player development coach
2014-15 Steve Hetzel Canton Charge head coach Charlotte Hornets assistant coach
2014-15 Pat Delaney Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Charlotte Hornets assistant coach
2014-15 Jay Humphries Reno Bighorns head coach Brooklyn Nets assistant coach
2014-15 Rod Baker Delaware 87ers head coach Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach
2014-15 James Posey Canton Charge assistant coach Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach
2014-15 Darko Rajakovic Tulsa 66ers head coach Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach
2014-15 Ron Nored Maine Red Claws assistant coach Boston Player development coach
2014-15 Jim Moran Maine Red Claws player development coach Portland Trail Blazers assistant video coordinator
2014-15 Thomas Scott Los Angeles D-Fenders D-Fenders assistant coach Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach
2014-15 Luke Walton Los Angeles D-Fenders assistant coach Golden State assistant coach
2015-16 Nate Bjorkgren Bakersfield Jam head coach Phoenix Suns player development coach (Indiana Pacers head coach in 2020)
2015-16 Conner Henry Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach Orlando Magic assistant coach
2015-16 Andrae Patterson Idaho Stampede assistant coach Utah Jazz player personal coordinator
2015-16 Eduardo Najera Texas Legends head coach Dallas Mavericks advance scout
2015-16 Nancy Lieberman Texas Legends head coach Sacramento Kings assistant coach
2015-16 Anthony Carter Austin Spurs assistant coach Sacramento Kings assistant coach
2015-16 Earl Watson Austin Spurs assistant coach Phoenix Suns assistant coach
2016-17 Jordi Fernandez Canton Charge head coach Denver Nuggets assistant coach
2016-17 Casey Owens L.A. head coach Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach/Advanced Scout
2016-17 Kevin Young Delaware 87ers head coach Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach
2016-17 Jon Bryant Delaware 87ers assistant coach Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach/player development
2016-17 Dan Craig Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Miami Heat assistant coach
2016-17 Otis Smith Grand Rapids Drive head coach Detroit Pistons assistant coach/Director of Player Development
2016-17 Mike Batiste Canton Charge assistant coach Brooklyn Nets Player Development Coach
2016-17 Jesse Mermuys Raptors 905 head coach Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach
2016-17 Nick Van Exel Texas Legends head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2016-17 Stephen Graham Fort Wayne Mad Ants assistant coach Denver Nuggets assistant coach
2016-17 Damon Jones Canton Charge assistant coach Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach
2016-17 Patrick Mutombo Austin Spurs assistant coach Toronto Raptors assistant coach
2016-17 Darnell Lazarre Iowa Energy assistant coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant video coordinator
2016-17 Nate Babcock Erie BayHawks assistant coach Utah Jazz coaching associate
2017-18 Travon Bryant Oklahoma City Blue assistant coach Brooklyn Nets assistant coach, player development
2017-18 Nate Loenser Windy City Bulls head coach Chicago Bulls assistant coach
2017-18 Scott Morrison Maine Red Claws head coach Boston Celtics assistant coach
2017-18 Rex Walters Grand Rapids Drive head coach Detroit Pistons assistant coach
2017-18 Ty Ellis Northern Arizona Suns head coach Phoenix Suns assistant coach
2017-18 Jerry Stackhouse Raptors 905 head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2017-18 Cody Toppert Northern Arizona Suns head coach Phoenix Suns assistant coach/Director of Player Development
2017-18 Ronald Nored Long Island Nets head coach Charlotte Hornets assistant coach
2017-18 Josh Longstaff Erie BayHawks head coach Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach
2018-19 Brian Adams Agua Caliente Clippers head coach Philadelphia 76ers Player Development coach
2018-19 Blake Ahearn Austin Spurs head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2018-19 Jarell Christian Capital City Go-Go head coach Washington Wizards assistant coach
2018-19 Will Weaver Long Island Nets head coach Houston Rockets assistant coach
2018-19 Brandon Bailey Maine Red Claws head coach Boston Celtics assistant coach
2018-19 Brad Jones Memphis Hustle head coach Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach
2018-19 Mark Daigneault OKL Blue head coach OKL Thunder head coach
2018-19 Jama Mahlalela Raptors 905 head coach Toronto Raptors head coach
2018-19 Joseph Blair Rio Grande Valley head coach Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach
2018-19 Aaron Miles Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Golden State Warriors player development coach
2018-19 Mike Miller Westchester Knicks head coach NY Knicks interim head coach, OKL Thunder assistant coach
2019-20 Ryan Richman Capital City Go-Go head coach Washington Wizards assistant coach
2019-20 Shaun Fein Long Island Nets head coach Los Angeles Clippers player development coach
2019-20 Darren Erman Maine Red Claws head coach NY Knicks assistant coach
2019-20 Eric Glass Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Miami Heat assistant coach
2019-20 Damian Cotter Windy City Bulls head coach Chicago Bulls assistant coach
2020-21 Chris Finch Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2009) Minnesota Timberwolves head coach
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