College - Chadron State
Larry Riley, who owns 19 years of experience in the NBA, begins his second season as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors in 2007-08.
Riley, 63, arrived at Golden State after spending the previous six seasons (2000-01 thru 2005-06) with the Dallas Mavericks, where he served the last four campaigns as an assistant coach and NBA advance scout.
Prior to joining the Mavericks, Riley served a six-year stint (1994-95 thru 1999-00) as the director of player personnel for the Vancouver Grizzlies. In that role, he oversaw the teamís scouting of professional, college and international players and advised the team on all player-related transactions. Riley also spent six years (1988-89 thru 1993-94) with the Milwaukee Bucks organization as an assistant coach and scout. While with the Bucks he was responsible for advance scouting of NBA opponents, CBA, USBL and college scouting. Riley originally broke into the NBA when he was originally by the Bucks in 1988 as a scout and video coordinator.
Before entering the NBA, Riley was the head coach at Eastern New Mexico for ten years from 1978-88, where he developed the program into an NAIA powerhouse and helped the program transition up to NCAA Division II. Riley, who owns 37 years of basketball coaching and administrative experience overall, was also the head coach at Chadron State in Nebraska for two seasons from 1976-78. Additionally, he served assistant coaching stints at Southeast Missouri State (1969-70), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1970-73), Brevard Community College (1973-74) and Mercer (1974-76).
A 1966 graduate of Chadron State with an honors degree in education, Riley was inducted into the schoolís Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He received a masterís degree in education from Southeast Missouri State in 1970.
Larry and wife, Renae, have two children, Ryan (30) and Ashlee (23).