College - St. John's
Rob Werdann joins the Warriors as an assistant coach in 2010-11, marking his seventh season as either an NBA assistant coach or scout.
Prior to joining the Warriors, Werdann spent the last six seasons with the New Orleans Hornets, where he served as an assistant coach in 2009-10. For the five years prior, he served as an advance scout for the Hornets, and was the teamís Summer League coach at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Werdann began his coaching career as an assistant for the CBAís Yakima Sun Kings in 2000-01 before spending three seasons in the NBA Developmental League as an assistant coach for the Columbus Riverdragons.
Originally drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 46th overall selection in the 1992 NBA Draft, Werdann appeared in 47 NBA games over three seasons with the Nuggets and the New Jersey Nets.
In college, the 6í11" center played four seasons (1988-92) at St. Johnís University under legendary coach Lou Carnesecca. The Sunnyside, Queens native ranks as the schoolís all-time leader in blocked shots (181), despite playing just 12 games his senior season due to a severe calf injury. While at St. Johnís, Werdann made three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, helping the school to a Big East Championship and the NCAA Regional Finals his junior year (1990-91). As a freshman, Werdann played a pivotal role in St. Johnís capturing the 1989 NIT Championship.
A heavily-recruited big man in high school, Werdann earned McDonaldís High School All-American honors his senior season (1988) and was a teammate of former NBA guard Kenny Anderson at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York City.
Werdann and his wife, Suzanne, have two sons, Jack (6) and Max (1).