Pat Delany enters his first season as head coach of the Skyforce. He was introduced as the 16th head coach in franchise history on August 14 after spending the past 11 seasons in various roles within the HEAT organization.
Delany, who served as a full-time advance scout the past six seasons, was an assistant coach for the HEATís summer league entries in Orlando and Las Vegas in July. Delany also served as the HEATís video coordinator for four seasons (2003-07) following one season as a video intern.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Delany was a video department intern for the Boston Celtics from January to May of 2002. Throughout the summer months of 1998 through 2002, he served as a basketball camp counselor at the University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, Saint Anselm College and Christian Brothers Academy.
Delany is a graduate and former Division II basketball standout at Saint Anselm College where he graduated with a degree in business administration. He finished his basketball career as the schoolís career leader with 731 assists.