NETS Name Doug Overton Player Development Coach

Before the Buzzer - Press Release

Robby Hoenshel Named Assistant Trainer and Director of Sports Rehabilitation

September 15, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The New Jersey Nets have named
Doug Overton player development coach and Robby Hoenshel assistant trainer and director of sports rehabilitation, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. 

Overton takes on a new role in player development after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach.  He will be assisting the players with individual skills on the court.  Before coming to the Nets, Overton served as an assistant coach on Phil Martelli’s staff at Saint Joseph’s during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 campaigns.  Prior to his stint at Saint Joseph’s, the Philadelphia native spent the 2005-06 season as the Director of Player Development for the Philadelphia 76ers, where he assisted the coaching and scouting staffs and worked with the team’s community outreach programs.

An 11-year NBA veteran, Overton spent three different stints with the Nets (1998-99, 2000-01 and 2003-04) averaging 6.0 points and 2.8 assists in 26 games.  In 499 career games with seven teams (Washington, Denver, Orlando, New Jersey, Boston, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia) Overton averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 points.

Hoenshel comes to the Nets after working at the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute where he served as a physical therapist.  His duties included evaluation and treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries.  Prior to working at Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute, the University of North Florida alum and Jacksonville native worked as a manager and physical therapist at Heartland Rehab in his hometown.

Hoenshel resides in New Jersey with his wife Jenny.


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