College - Maine '87
Jim Boylen begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors in 2003-04. Prior to joining the Warriors, he spent the last 11 seasons as a member of the Houston Rockets, during which time the organization claimed a pair NBA Championships (1994 & 1995) and made still another trip to the Western Conference Finals (1997). During his years with the team, the Rockets posted just two losing seasons, while making the playoffs seven times. In addition to the team success experienced during his years in Houston, Boylen also worked closely with four of the NBAís 50 Greatest Players -- Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Scottie Pippen.
For the last seven seasons, Boylen served as an assistant coach under Rudy Tomjanovich. During his time as an assistant, his duties included player skill development, working on game and practice preparation, teaching perimeter players the Rockets system, as well as positioning, shooting and recognition. He also was in charge of team and opponent analysis. During his first four years with the organization, Boylen held the title of video coordinator/assistant coach.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Boylen was an assistant coach at Michigan State University under Jud Heathcote from 1987-92. As an assistant with the Spartans, he handled scouting, on-campus recruiting and game preparation, as well as serving as the computer video coordinator. During the summer of 1991, he also served as head coach for the free agent division of the Los Angeles Summer Pro League.
Boylen joined the Spartans coaching staff after his college playing career at the University of Maine, where he was team captain during both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he earned First Team All-North Atlantic Conference honors after averaging 21 points per contest. That same year, he finished runner-up in the conference Player of the Year voting to Northeasternís Reggie Lewis.
Born on April 18, 1965, in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, Boylen earned a bachelorís degree in business from Maine in 1987. In addition to playing basketball, he also earned Special Mention All-State honors as a defensive back in high school. He currently lives in Emeryville with his wife, Chris.