College - Kennedy College
Brian Hill enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Pistons joining Lawrence Frank, who he worked with in Vancouver and New Jersey

Hillís coaching career has spanned over 40 years, including head coaching positions with Orlando (twice) and Vancouver and assistant coaching positions in New Jersey, New Orleans and Atlanta . His NBA coaching career began in 1986, serving as an assistant to Mike Fratello in Atlanta . After four seasons in Atlanta (during which the Hawks were 200-128, .610), Hill joined the Orlando Magic as an assistant to Matt Guokas in 1990 . After three seasons with the Magic, he was promoted to head coach prior to the 1993-94 season

During his three and a half seasons with the Magic, Hillís teams posted a 191-104 ( .647) record . He led the team to three playoff appearances, back-to-back Atlantic Division titles, consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals (1994-95 & 1995- 96) and the 1995 NBA Finals . Hill posted a home record of 122-26 ( .824) while in Orlando, including 40 consecutive wins spanning from March 12, 1995, through March 19, 1996 . His record over his first three seasons (167-79, .679) is third in NBA history behind Pat Riley and Phil Jackson and he ranks as the ninth fastest head coach to reach 100 victories, accomplishing the feat in 149 games . The teamís success also translated into individual accolades for Hill, as he was named head coach of the 1995 Eastern Conference All-Star team

During his second stint with the Magic, Hill posted a 76-88 record in two seasons and guided Orlando to a playoff berth in 2006-07

Hill was named head coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies prior to the 1997-98 season . As the third head coach in franchise history, Hill compiled a 31-123 record in two-plus seasons with the Grizzlies before his departure 22 games into the 1999-00 season

Hillís coaching career includes high school as well as 14 years at the collegiate level . He began his college coaching career as an assistant at Montclair State (New Jersey) in 1972, and held assistant coaching positions at Lehigh University and Penn State . He was the head coach at Lehigh for eight seasons . Hill was born in East Orange, New Jersey and attended high school at Our Lady of the Valley before attending Kennedy College in Nebraska . He graduated from Kennedy in 1969, earning a bachelorís degree in physical education while becoming a three-year starter on the basketball team and lettering in track . In addition to his coaching experience, Hill served as the co-host of ďNBA Match-UpĒ on ESPN during the 2000-01 season and continues to raise money for cystic fibrosis research . Hill and his wife, Kay, have two children, Kimberly and Christopher