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Hank Egan is beginning his first season as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization boasting nearly 40 years of basketball coaching experience.
Egan joins the Cavaliers after spending the 2002-03 season as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. He came out of a brief retirement to join the Warriors coaching staff and helped lead Golden State to its then-highest win total (38-44) since the 1993-94 campaign.
Prior to joining the Golden State coaching staff, Egan spent the previous eight seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs and helped guide the club to an NBA Championship in 1999. During his tenure with San Antonio, the Spurs compiled a 403-221 (.646) record and made seven trips to the NBA Playoffs. He also assisted in leading the Spurs to five Midwest Division titles and the NBA’s best record four times.
Before joining the Spurs, Egan spent 23 years as an NCAA Division I head coach including 10 seasons at the University of San Diego (1984-1994). During the 1986-87 campaign, he guided the Torerros to a 24-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Egan began his coaching career in 1966 as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy. In 1971 he was named the head coach at Air Force where he remained until 1984 when he was named head coach at the University of San Diego.
Having earned a reputation as one of the top defensive coaches in the country during his collegiate tenure, Egan received West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors following back-to-back seasons in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Additionally, Egan was the alternate coach to USC’s George Raveling for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and was one of the coaches at the 1984 Olympic Tryouts.
Egan, 67, is a 1960 graduate of the Naval Academy earning a degree in engineering. He and his wife Judy, have two children, John and Kelly, and five grandchildren.