College - UCLA
Michael Sanders begins his second season as a Bucks assistant coach after being named to the position on June 7, 2005.
Before joining the Bucks, Sanders was an assistant coach and director of player personnel with the Ashville Altitude of the NBDL for four seasons, helping lead the team to the NBDL championship in both 2004 and 2005.
Sanders began his coaching career in 1998 with a one-year stint as an assistant coach with the Wisconsin Blast of the International Basketball Association. He then spent one season as the head coach of the Black Hills Gold of the IBA (1999-2000) before accepting a head coaching position with the Washington Congressionals (2000) of the United State Basketball League. After spending one season as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons (2000-01), Sanders returned to the USBL, serving two seasons as the head coach of the Adirondack Wildcats (2002-04).
Sanders' successful 11-year NBA playing career began in 1982. His career included stays in San Antonio, Phoenix, Cleveland and Indiana. He averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 648 career games.
A native of DeRidder, Louisiana, Sanders was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame on June 24, 2000. He graduated from UCLA in 1982 with a bachelorís degree in History.
Sanders has a son, Lamar, and a daughter, Kendra.