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Hal Wissel
College - Springfield '60, '70, Indiana '61
Dr. Hal Wissel, 63, joins the Grizzlies after serving as an advance scout with the Dallas Mavericks. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Wissel served in the NBA as an assistant coach/advance scout with the New Jersey Nets and Director of Player Personnel with the Nets ('95-96). He also served as a scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks for five seasons ('90-95) and assistant coach and head scout with the Atlanta Hawks ('76-77).

Wissel compiled over 300 wins as a collegiate head coach at Springfield College (1986-90), the University of North Carolina-Charlotte ('82-85), Florida Southern ('77-82), Fordham ('71-76), Lafayette College ('67-71) and Trenton State ('64-67). He led Florida Southern to four straight trips to the NCAA Div. II Tournament, three straight trips to the Div. II Final Four in '80, '81, and '82 and the Div. II NCAA Championship in '81. Wissel was named Div. II National Coach of the Year in '80, and he is a published author of two successful coaching books Basketball: Steps to Success and Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills.

Wissel received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1960, his master's degree from Indiana University in '61 and his doctorate in physical education from Springfield College in '70.


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