- Director Of Basketball Information Technology/Player Development Coach
Brian Hecker enters his 12th season with the HEAT and his first as Director of Basketball Information and Technology/Player Development Coach. In his current position, Hecker will be focusing on player development, basketball analytics as well as advanced scouting and game plans for the coaching staff./p>
Hecker joined the organization in November of 2003 as the HEAT’s Scouting Information Coordinator. He was then named Scout in 2008 and three years later was promoted to Director of Basketball Information and Technology/Scout. Prior to joining the HEAT, Hecker spent 11 seasons on the collegiate level; nine as an assistant coach at the University of Houston (2000-03) and the University of Wisconsin (1994-00) where he was a member of former HEAT coach Stan Van Gundy’s staff in 1994-95. Hecker began his collegiate coaching career as an administrative assistant on Stu Jackson’s staff at Wisconsin in 1992 and was promoted to assistant coach in 1994. During his 11 seasons on the collegiate level he helped guide his teams to seven postseason appearances (4-NCAA, 3-NIT), including the 2000 NCAA Final Four while an assistant with the Badgers.
A 1990 graduate of Indiana University, Hecker began his coaching career at his alma mater, Nicolet High School in Milwaukee during the 1991-92 season. The Milwaukee native has three children, Jessica, Benjamin and Thomas and resides in Miami.