Rico Hines

Rico Hines

Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach

Hines brings over a decade of professional and collegiate basketball coaching experience and is known for his basketball development prowess.

Prior to joining Head Coach Luke Walton’s staff in 2019 as player development coach, Hines served as assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings (2016-19), as the team transitioned from Reno to Stockton and made NBA G League playoff appearances in 2017-18 and 2018-19. In the five years prior, he served as assistant coach for St. John’s University (2010-15) after serving four seasons as player development assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors (2006-10).

In addition, Hines has worked closely with numerous NBA and collegiate players during the offseason, coaching and training athletes ahead of the NBA season.

The UCLA alum graduated in 2001 and was a five-year member of the basketball program, serving as team captain for his final three seasons, which included five Bruin NCAA appearances and four trips to the Sweet 16.


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