Terry Stotts Hired As D-League Coaches Consultant
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NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 7, 2008 – Terry Stotts, who spent four seasons as an NBA head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, today was named the NBA Development League’s Coaches Consultant. Stotts’ coaching career has also included stints in Europe and the Continental Basketball Association. In his new role Stotts will evaluate each of the League’s coaches and provide insight into improving their skills in order for them to elevate to the NBA.
“Terry’s experience as a coach at the NBA and minor league level will greatly impact the development of our coaches,” said Chris Alpert the D-League’s Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel. “We are looking forward to having him work with our coaches to continue to improve the opportunities for growth and development the D-League provides to its coaches and players.”
Stotts, 50, brings three decades worth of basketball experience to his new position. A second round draft pick by the Houston Rockets in the 1980 NBA Draft, Stotts’ playing career included stops in Italy, the CBA, Spain and France. He also played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma.
His coaching career began in 1990-91 when he joined George Karl’s staff with the CBA Albany Patroons. That season, the Patroons finished with a CBA-record 50-6 mark. After one additional season with the CBA, Stotts joined Karl’s staff with the Seattle SuperSonics. In five seasons, his Seattle teams posted a 357-135 record.
Following another assistant coaching job with the Milwaukee Bucks, Stotts became the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks 27 games into the 2002-03 season. Atlanta posted a 52-85 mark under Stotts’ tenure before he returned to the assistant coaching ranks with the Golden State Warriors. In 2005-06 the Iowa native became the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, guiding them to the playoffs in his first season. Stotts owns an NBA coaching record of 115-168.
Stotts succeeds Lee Rose as the D-League Coaches Consultant. Rose joined the Charlotte Bobcats coaching staff prior to this season along side former D-League coaches Paul Mokeski, Jeff Capel, Mike Sanders and head coach Sam Vincent.