RONALD "POPEYE" JONES
Popeye Jones joined Avery Johnson’s staff as an assistant coach in 2010 after spending four seasons as a member of the player development staff in Dallas. Jones enjoyed an 11-year NBA career. After being selected by Houston in the second round (41st overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft. Jones played one season in Europe before beginning his first of two stints with Dallas in 1993. Jones’ best season came in 1995-96 when he averaged 11.3 points and 10.8 rebounds. He holds the record for most rebounds by a Maverick in a game (28 vs. IND on 1/9/96). In four seasons with Dallas (1993-96, 2002-03), Jones averaged 8.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 26.3 minutes in 255 games. Jones holds career averages of 7.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in 535 career games with Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Denver, Washington and Golden State.
Popeye has three sons, Justin, Seth and Kaleb, all of whom are accomplished hockey players.