Longtime NBA veteran Scott Brooks begins his third season as an assistant coach with the Nuggets. With his assistance, the Nuggets have qualified for the playoffs in each of his first two seasons.
Brooks has coached the Nuggets summer league team each of the last two years, compiling a 9-6 record. He also served as a head coach at the NBA Predraft Camp in Chicago in 2004.
Brooks, 40, enjoyed an 11-year (1988-99) playing career in the NBA. He appeared in 680 regular season games with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New York and Cleveland, averaging 4.9 ppg and 2.4 apg. He was a marksman from three-point range, shooting .372 (287-771) for his career. He also played one year in the CBA and was named to the All-Rookie team in 1988.
Brooks’ teams advanced to the postseason in six of his 10 NBA seasons. In 1994, he was a member NBA Champion Houston Rockets. In 2000, Brooks was a player/assistant coach with the Los Angeles Stars of the ABA. The following season, he served as the head coach of the Southern California Surf of the ABA, leading them to a 23-14 record.
The California native began his collegiate career at San Joaquin Delta College in his home state. He then played one year at Texas Christian University before spending his last two at UC-Irvine, where he averaged 23.8 ppg as a senior.
Brooks and his wife, Sherry, are the parents of two children: son Chance (9) and daughter Lexi (5).