College - Nevada-Las Vegas
Assistant Coach
Brett Gunning begins his second season as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. He spent the previous four seasons in various capacities with the Houston Rockets (2008-12).

Gunning began with Houston in 2008 as the teamís director of player development, where he was responsible for improving player performance through on-court, one-on-one skill development and the use of video analysis. He was then named an assistant coach prior to the 2011-12 season.

Prior to joining the Rockets, Gunning spent seven seasons (2001-08) as a member of the coaching staff at Villanova University under Jay Wright. During his time with the Wildcats, Gunning played a vital role in recruiting and developing a unit that secured four straight NCAA Tournament berths and made three trips to the Sweet 16. He was named associate coach in 2005 and was recognized following the 2007-08 season as one of the top 25 assistants in the nation by Gunningís responsibilities with Villanova included on-court teaching, recruiting and scouting.

Gunning was also a member of Wrightís staff at Hofstra University for seven seasons from1994-2001. He was a part of a staff that turned Hofstra into an American East powerhouse, posting a 72-22 (.766) record from 1998-2001. Gunning, who assisted with recruiting, individual instruction, scouting and film analysis at Hofstra, was also instrumental in the development of the Pride players.

A native of Broomall, Penn., Gunning graduated from Malvern Prep in 1990 and spent two years as a team manager during his undergraduate studies at Villanova, before accompanying former Wildcats Head Coach Rollie Massimino to UNLV in 1992. He then served as a student assistant for two years with the Runniní Rebels, earning his bachelorís degree in 1994.