College - Notre Dame
Gary Brokaw has served many capacities in his basketball career and brings his vast range of experience to the Bobcats as an assistant coach. Brokaw originally joined the Bobcats staff in October 2003 as director of player personnel and was heavily involved in the scouting, planning and selecting of players for Charlotte’s Expansion Selection and NBA Draft. He moved to his current role on June 29, 2004.

Brokaw’s NBA resume includes stints as a player, coach, league official and team front-office executive over 13 years. He came to Charlotte after eight seasons with Orlando as director of player personnel. During his tenure, the club qualified for the playoffs five times, signed Tracy McGrady as a free agent, hired 2000 NBA Coach of the Year Glenn “Doc” Rivers and drafted 2001 NBA Rookie of the Year Mike Miller.

Brokaw worked for the NBA as director of basketball operations from 1991-95 under former NBA executive and current New Jersey Nets President Rod Thorn after joined the league office as community relations manager in 1990. Before breaking into the NBA as an executive, Brokaw spent 10 years as a coach at the collegiate level. He was the head coach at Iona College and posted a 72-74 record in five seasons, and he was an assistant coach at Notre Dame for five seasons under Digger Phelps.

An All-American guard at Notre Dame, he played an integral part in one of the greatest collegiate upsets of all time – the 1974 defeat of UCLA to break the Bruins’ 88-game winning streak. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 18th overall pick in 1974 and played four seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Bucks but also with Cleveland and Buffalo. He averaged 8.0 points in 241 career games and 13.8 points in six career playoff contests.

Born January 11, 1954, Brokaw and his wife, Renee, have two daughters, Sommer and Natalie, and two sons, Brendan and Dylan.