Basketball Operations Staff
Milton Lee | General Manager of Minor League Operations, Brooklyn Nets
Milton Lee was named the Brooklyn Netsí General Manager of Minor League Operations on August 10, 2011. Leeís duties include overseeing all of the Armorís basketball operations. Previously, Lee had served as the Netsí Director of Basketball Operations, overseeing the Netsí statistical and analytical buildout and the Netsí basketball operations campus in the Barclays Center. Lee also continues to assist Netsí General Manager Billy King and Assistant General Manager Bobby Marks with player personnel matters.
Prior to joining the Nets, Lee started his own basketball services company where he worked in various capacities with the NBA, NBA teams and NBA players. Lee served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippersí summer league team in 2008 and 2009, and has been a consultant to the NBA at the past seven Pre-Draft Combines. Earlier in his career, Lee worked as a proprietary trader on Wall Street for ING Barings and SAC Capital. Lee interned for the NBA at three consecutive Olympic Games, including 1992, for the original "Dream Team."
A native of Bergen County, N.J., Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the junior varsity basketball team.
Bob MacKinnon | Head Coach
Bob MacKinnon is in his second season as the head coach of the Armor. MacKinnon has more than 30 years of coaching and scouting experience on the collegiate and professional levels.
In his first season at the helm in Springfield, MacKinnon directed the greatest single-season turnaround in NBA Development League history, leading the Armor to a 29-21 regular season record, a 16-win improvement over the 2010-11 season. The 2011-12 Armor captured the franchiseís first-ever Eastern Division championship, secured the franchiseís first-ever playoff berth and won the first playoff game in team history on April 15, 2012. Under MacKinnonís direction, three Armor players earned a total of four GATORADE Call-Ups: Dennis Horner (New Jersey Nets, twice), Jeff Foote (New Orleans Hornets) and Jerry Smith (New Jersey Nets).
MacKinnon also had two stints as a head coach in the NBA D-League prior to joining the Armor. MacKinnon led the now-defunct Colorado 14ers during the 2008-09 season, capturing an NBA D-League championship in his only season with the team. MacKinnon compiled a 34-16 regular season record with the 14ers, a perfect 4-0 playoff record and had two GATORADE Call-Ups: Eddie Gill (Milwaukee Bucks, twice). MacKinnonís 2008-09 team is still the highest scoring team in NBA D-League history, averaging 118.9 points per game. The 2008-09 14ers also still hold the D-League record for most points scored in a regulation game (155).
Directly following his stint in Colorado, MacKinnon moved on to become the head coach of the Idaho Stampede for the 2009-10 season. The Stampede compiled a record of 25-25, missing the playoffs by one game. During his season in Idaho, the Stampede had three players earn a total of five GATORADE Call-Ups. Sundiata Gaines (Utah Jazz), Coby Karl (Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors) and Anthony Tolliver (Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers) all earned call-ups, with Gaines and Tolliver eventually signing long-term contracts in the NBA. Before joining the Armor organization, MacKinnon was the head coach and a consultant for the Tianjin Rongcheng Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
MacKinnon owns a career NBA D-League coaching record of 93-64 (.592) and has won an Eastern Division title (2011-12 with Springfield), a Western Division title (2008-09 with Colorado) and an NBA D-League title (2008-09 with Colorado). Seven players have earned a total of 11 GATORADE Call-Ups in MacKinnonís three seasons as a head coach in the NBA D-League.
A native of Buffalo, NY, MacKinnon was a long-time college basketball coach before moving on to the NBA D-League. MacKinnon served as an assistant during his senior year of college at Kingís College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1982) and served as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst College (1982-85) and George Washington University (1985-1990). He then moved on to Niagara University, where he served as associate head coach (1990-97). While at Niagara, MacKinnon completed his Masterís degree in Education.
In 1997, MacKinnon landed his first head coaching job when he was hired by the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kingís Point, NY. In his two years at USMMA, he led the Mariners to two Skyline Conference championships, guiding his team to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances and taking home the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year award in 1999. From there, MacKinnon accepted a position on Matt Dohertyís staff at Notre Dame, where he served as an assistant with the Fighting Irish (1999-2000). MacKinnon then joined Doherty at North Carolina, serving in the same position with the Tar Heels (2000-03). He then became the senior assistant coach at Marshall University (2003-07) before taking a position with the Los Angeles Lakers as both their associate director of summer camps and as a regional scout (2005-08).
MacKinnon is the son of Bob MacKinnon, Sr., who served in various capacities with the New Jersey Nets, including stints as the teamís interim head coach and general manager from 1982-89.
MacKinnon and his wife Suzanne reside in Chapel Hill, N.C. in the offseason. They have four sons, Bobby Jr. (19), Matthew (16), Brendan (11) and Ryan (7).
Chris Carrawell | Assistant Coach
Chris Carrawell is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Armor.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Carrawell enjoyed a stellar playing career at Duke, where he was a four year starter from 1996-2000 under Hall of Fame Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski. Carrawell capped his career at Duke by capturing Associated Press First Team All-American honors, as well as the ACC Player of the Year award during his senior season. Duke advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years Carrawell was in school and captured four straight ACC regular season titles. During Carrawellís collegiate career, the Blue Devils compiled a record of 133-24, including a 58-6 mark in ACC play. Carrawell started every game during the 1998-99 season when Duke compiled a 37-2 record, eventually falling to UConn in the 1999 National Championship Game.
After leaving Duke, Carrawell was drafted 41st overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2000 NBA Draft. He ultimately headed to Italy, where he played the first year of his professional career before returning stateside to play in the NBA Development League in its inaugural season (2001-02) with the Asheville (N.C.) Altitude. Carrawell spent the next six years playing in Lithuania, Germany, Australia, the Philippines, the American Basketball Association (A.B.A.) and the Netherlands before retiring in 2007.
Following the conclusion of his playing career in 2007, Carrawell returned to Duke to take a position as the universityís athletic department community outreach coordinator. Carrawell also served as a graduate assistant team manager from 2007-08 before shifting to a role as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant video coordinator from 2008-10. He then moved on to a position as a special assistant to the Duke womenís basketball program in 2011 before landing in Springfield with the Armor.
Carrawell was also a star in his high school days as a four-year starter at Cardinal Ritter College Prep in his hometown of St. Louis, where he won back-to-back state championships in his junior and senior seasons. Carrawell played alongside future NBA players Jahidi White and Loren Woods while in high school.
Carrawell and his wife Keisha reside in Durham, N.C. during the offseason with their sons Caleb (11) and Christian (4).
Mark Mahoney | Athletic Trainer
Mark Mahoney is in his second season as the Armorís Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining the Armor, Mahoney served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League (2010-11). He also spent the 2010 NFL season as an athletic training intern with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A native of Derby, Kan., Mahoney completed his masterís degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Administration at the University of South Dakota in 2010. While completing his masterís, Mahoney worked as an athletic trainer with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Prior to attending the University of South Dakota, Mahoney received his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Emporia State University in 2008.