College - Bradley '55
Long-time basketball veteran Stan Albeck joins the Raptors coaching staff for his first season in 2000-01, but he has more than four decades of expertise at the pro and college levels.
Albeck was the lead assistant to Lenny Wilkens for the last four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, following one year as an assistant with the New Jersey Nets in 1995-96. Previously, he spent seven years as a head coach in the NBA, beginning with Cleveland (1979-80), then moving to San Antonio (1980-83), New Jersey (1983-85) and Chicago (1985-86), compiling a 307-265 (.535) record during that time. His greatest success came with the Spurs, leading them to three division titles in those three years, posting a 153-93 (.622) record.
After leaving the head coaching ranks, Albeck scouted pro and college games for several teams (San Antonio, Philadelphia, LA Lakers, Milwaukee) before returning to the Nets bench. Before his head coaching duties, he also served an assistant coach for nine seasons in the NBA and ABA under such notables as Jerry West, Hubie Brown, Wilt Chamberlain, K.C. Jones and Alex Hannum. Additionally, Albeck was head coach of the Denver Rockets (ABA) in 1970-71.
Bridging the gap to the collegiate game, Albeck spent 14 years as a head coach at Bradley University, the University of Denver, Northern Michigan and Adrian College. His overall college coaching record is 209-117 (.641).
Albeck, 69, earned his undergraduate degree from Bradley in 1955 and gained a master's degree from Michigan State in 1956. Stan and his wife, Phyllis, have five children.