THREE ADDED TO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL OPERATIONS STAFF
Asst. Coaches: 3-time NBA champ Scott Williams, former Manhattan Coach Barry Rohrssen; Dir. Basketball Ops: former Stampede assistant Ed Flory
BOISE, Idaho, September 13, 2012 –
Scott Williams and Barry Rohrssen have been added to the Idaho Stampede coaching staff as assistant coaches, while Ed Flory has been named the Director of Basketball Operations, the club, and its NBA affiliate Portland Trail Blazers, announced today.
Williams, a 15-year NBA veteran and three-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls (1991, ’92, ’93), appeared in 746 career games with the Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers, holding career averages of 5.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game. Williams appeared in 94 playoff games in eight postseason appearances. Williams’ career spanned from 1990, signing with Chicago after a four-year college career at the University of North Carolina (1986-90), until 2005, playing his final season with the Cavaliers. Williams then became a color analyst, broadcasting games for the Cavs for two seasons.
From 2008-2012, Williams was the television color analyst for the Phoenix Suns for My 45 and FOX Sports Arizona. Williams owns the distinction of being just one of two NBA players all-time (Larry Hughes) to play alongside both Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Rohrssen comes to the Stampede with college experience, particularly in the northeast, where he was the Head Coach at Manhattan College from 2006-2011. Rohrssen accumulated a record of 58-95 at Manhattan, while many of the players he recruited helped the 2011-12 team to 21 wins and a post-season berth. The Jaspers’ best season under Rohrssen was 2008-09 when Manhattan finished 16-14 and games against two NCAA Tournament participants. Prior to his time in New York, Rohrssen was an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under Ben Howland (two-time National Coach of the Year) and Associate Head Coach under Jamie Dixon (2009 Naismith Coach of the Year). Before his time at Pitt, Rohrssen was the Director of Basketball Operations at UNLV (1995-99, Head Coach Bill Bayno) and the assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Francis College (N.Y.) from 1993-95 (Head Coach Ron Ganulin). Rohrssen played basketball as an undergrad at St. Francis from 1981-83, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management; he also played in the Catholic High School Athletic Association at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn.
Flory, a former assistant coach with the Stampede (2005-06) and Colorado 14ers (2006-08), was the head basketball coach at The Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho from 2008-10 and head basketball coach at Penn State Mont Alto (Mont Alto, Penn.) from 2010-11. Flory was a nationally-renowned swimmer at Kutztown University, an NCAA Division II national champion and 15-time coaches All-American. Flory also trained with USA swimming for the World Games in Berlin and the Olympics in Moscow (United States did not participate in 1980 Olympics). From 2000-05, Flory was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Penn State-Mont Alto, including 2002, when the team won the CCAC Conference Championship.