Werdann named assistant coach

Monday, July 13, 2009
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have promoted Rob Werdann to the position of assistant coach. Werdann has spent the last five seasons as an advance scout for the Hornets.‬‪

“We’re excited to add Rob to our staff,” said Head Coach Byron Scott. “He has experience as a player in the NBA and has been with this organization for many years. He is an excellent worker with our big guys and I think it is a perfect fit.”

Werdann has coached in the NBA D-League, spending three seasons as an assistant coach for the Columbus Riverdragons. He began his coaching career as an assistant for the Yakima Sun Kings of the CBA, spending the 2000-01 season in Yakima.

"I am thrilled for this opportunity," Werdann said. "I have had the fortune to work for the Hornets as a scout for the past few years and can not wait to join Coach Scott and the staff."

Werdann is currently coaching the Hornets summer league team. New Orleans faces the L.A. Clippers in their next game on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. Central time.