College - Iowa
Assistant Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach
Ryan Bowen joins the Kings as assistant director of player development and assistant coach after serving the prior two seasons as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. In his role with Sacramento, he will support Kings Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach Dee Brown in all areas of on-court player development.
Bowen previously served as video coordinator at his alma matter for one season before departing Iowa City for a spot on Denver's bench under then-Head Coach George Karl.
Prior to his coaching career, Bowen spent 10 seasons playing in the NBA, appearing in 507 career games with the Nuggets (1999-2000 – 2003-04), Houston Rockets (2004-05 – 2005-06), New Orleans Hornets (2007-08 and 2008-09) and Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-10). His professional playing experience also includes time overseas with Oyak Renault (Turkey) and Ironi Nahariya (Israel).
As a collegian, Bowen enjoyed a four-year career at the University of Iowa, posting 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest during his senior year in 1997-98.
Bowen remains an active contributor in the communities where he works, recently establishing the Ryan Bowen Family Foundation aimed at helping sponsor youth athletics and college scholarships for children.
Bowen and his wife, Wendy, have two sons, Benjamin and Zachary, and a daughter, Isabel.