College - Cal Poly Pomona
With nearly 20 years of NBA experience, Rex Kalamian begins his fifth season with the Thunder after previous coaching tenures with the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
As an assistant with the Thunder, Kalamian is chiefly responsible for game preparation and player development. During his time in Oklahoma City, much of Kalamianís focus has been on the Thunderís offensive efforts. During the 2012-13 season, the Thunder finished the year as the third highest scoring team in the NBA (averaged 105.7 points per game).
Prior to joining the Thunderís bench, Kalamian spent two years as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings after a two year stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before his time in Minnesota, Kalamian spent one season with the Denver Nuggets where he worked as an assistant coach/player development. Kalamian served previously as a West Coast scout for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2003-04 season before assuming his coaching duties in Denver.
Kalamianís NBA career began with the Los Angeles Clippers where he spent nine years serving the organization in various capacities. After starting as an assistant to the scouting department in 1992, Kalamian was later promoted to assistant coach by Bill Fitch in 1995.
Prior to joining the Clippers, Kalamian worked as an assistant coach for his former school, East Los Angeles College for two seasons. While in college, Kalamian was named team captain at East Los Angeles where he led the South Coast Conference in three point shooting accuracy during the 1988-89 season.
A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, Kalamian earned a bachelorís degree in business management.