Nets Mourn the Loss of Former Scout Rob Meurs
April 13, 2010
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The New Jersey Nets mourn the loss of Rob Meurs, who served as the team’s international scout from 2003-2008. Meurs, age 55, was killed in a motorcycle accident in on Sunday, April 11.
“Rob was a great asset during his tenure here with the Nets, a very hard worker, who had a real passion for the game of basketball,” said Greg Polinsky, the Nets’ director of player personnel. “I know he will be missed by many, as he gave a great deal of his life to the betterment of basketball and mankind all over the world. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.”
Meurs, the founder and long time president of COURT VISION, a basketball scouting agency, was later also hired by NIKE and Adidas.
His company Court Vision acted as a consultant for a large number of teams (both professional and non-professional) and Basketball Federations all over the world.
He was widely known as an expert in the world of international basketball. he started as the first international scout for an NBA team. Over the years he scouted for the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and lately for the New Jersey Nets. He was the first European scout to be hired by an NBA team (back in 1987). He would work for the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets. Rob played an important part in the influx of foreign players into both the NBA and the NCAA since the early 90s of the last century.