Philadelphia 76ers Coaching Staff 2023-24 Season

Meet the 2023-24 Philadelphia 76ers Coaching Staff

Bryan Gates, Assistant Coach

  • An Anchorage, Alaska native, Gates attended Boise State University before starting his career in pro basketball.
  • Gates spent 11 seasons in minor league basketball, beginning with the G League’s Idaho Stampede in 1997.
    • With the Stampede, Gates was named G League Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and Idaho won the G League Championship in 2008.
  • Following his four years with the Stampede, Gates coached domestically and internationally until his first NBA assistant coaching position in 2009 with the Sacramento Kings.
  • Over the course of his now-15 season NBA coaching career, Gates has spent time with the New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Phoenix Suns prior to joining the 76ers staff in 2023.

Bobby Jackson, Assistant Coach

  • A Salisbury, North Carolina native, Jackson transferred from Western Nebraska Community College to the University of Minnesota, where the 6-foot-1 guard led the Golden Gophers to the 1997 Final Four en route to Big 10 Player of the Year, Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year, and All-American honors.
  • The No. 23 overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, acquired by Denver, Jackson earned All-Rookie Team honors with the Nuggets.
  • “Action Jackson” spent half of his 12-year NBA playing career with the Sacramento Kings and was the 2003 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Jackson played 755 NBA games (143 starts) with Denver, Minnesota, Sacramento, Memphis, New Orleans, and Houston, and holds career averages of 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.
  • Jackson previously served in assistant coach, player development, and scouting roles for the Kings and Timberwolves.
  • He was head coach of the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League champion-Kings.
  • Most recently, Jackson was the head coach of the Stockton Kings – Sacramento’s G League affiliate – for two seasons.
  • Jackson was runner-up for G League Coach of the Year last season after Stockton won the West with a league-best 25-7 regular season record.
  • The Bobby Jackson Foundation – which he founded in 2004 – honors his mother, Sarah Alice Jackson, and supports breast cancer awareness initiatives and research.
    • The foundation is committed to making a difference in the community by providing programs and services that focus on education, youth development, and family support.

Rico Hines, Assistant Coach

  • Hines hails from Greenville, North Carolina, and is a graduate of UCLA, where he was a five-year member of the basketball program and three-time team captain.
  • Hines’ coaching career began with the Golden State Warriors in 2006, serving as a player development assistant coach until 2010.
  • From 2010-2015, Hines joined the staff at St. John’s University under head coach Steve Lavin.
  • The Reno Bighorns, now the Stockton Kings in the G League, hired Hines in 2016 as an assistant coach, and he continued his coaching tenure with the Kings through 2022.
  • Hines spent the 2022-23 season with Nick Nurse as an assistant on the Raptors staff, before joining Nurse in Philadelphia in 2023.

Matt Brase, Assistant Coach

  • Brase, who grew up in Tucson, Arizona, played college basketball at Central Arizona College and the University of Arizona.
    • During his time as a Wildcat, Brase was part of the 2005 Pac-10 Championship squad that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Brase also got his coaching start at Arizona, holding roles as a video coordinator, director of basketball operations, and assistant coach until 2009.
  • Following his time at Arizona, Brase became a graduate assistant coach at Grand Canyon University, while earning a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on leadership. During his tenure at GCU, Brase was a part-time regional scout with the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Brase joined the Houston Rockets organization from 2011-2020, working his way from basketball operations intern to assistant coach.
    • While serving as a Rio Grande Valley Vipers assistant coach in 2013, Brase won the G League championship alongside then-Vipers Head Coach Nick Nurse.
  • During the 2021-22 season, Brase served as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Most recently, Brase was head coach at the helm of Pallacanestro Varese in Italy’s Serie A for the 2022-23 season.

Coby Karl, Assistant Coach

  • After leading the 76ers’ G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, to the organization’s first-ever G League title last season, Karl now joins the bench in Philadelphia as an NBA assistant coach.
  • As a player, Karl was a 2007 All-WAC First Team selection at Boise State University, where he ranks third all-time in career 3-point field goals with 266.
  • Karl played 24 career NBA games with the Lakers, Cleveland, and Golden State.
    • He scored an NBA career-high 12 points for the Warriors on Feb. 2, 2010 at Houston.
    • His eight-year professional playing career also included international experience in Spain, Italy, and Germany.
  • Karl’s Blue Coats won the 2022-23 NBA G League Finals, the 2021-22 Eastern Conference Finals, the 2021-22 NBA G League Showcase Cup, and 65-percent of their games in total.
    • The Blue Coats are the only team to win both the G League title as well as the Showcase Cup.
  • For four seasons prior to arriving in Delaware, Karl served as the head coach of the South Bay Lakers, the G League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • He also spent one season as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League affiliate.
  • Coby Karl is the son of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach George Karl.

Mike Longabardi, Assistant Coach, Delaware Blue Coats Head Coach

  • Longabardi brings 20 years of NBA coaching experience into his new role as a 76ers assistant coach and head coach of their G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats.
  • He is a two-time NBA champion with the 2008 Boston Celtics and 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • In addition to Boston and Cleveland, Longabardi also coached in Houston, Phoenix, Washington, Sacramento, and Atlanta.
  • To this point, his teams have made 14 playoff appearances and five NBA Finals.
  • The New York native attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn before playing collegiately at Newberry College and Frostburg State.
  • Prior to coaching professionally, Longabardi was a collegiate assistant coach at Towson University, Lafayette College, Adelphi University, and Pfeiffer University.

Doug West, Assistant Coach

  • Joining the 76ers marks a return to Pennsylvania for the Altoona-native, West, who also played four years at Villanova University.
  • Following his Villanova career, West was the No. 38 overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1989 NBA Draft.
    • West played nine seasons with the Timberwolves before concluding his career with the Vancouver Grizzlies (now-Memphis Grizzlies).
  • West returned to Villanova from 2007-2012 as an assistant coach under Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Jay Wright.
  • West’s pro coaching career began in 2012 under Nick Nurse with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, winning a G League championship together that season.
  • Following his time with the Vipers, West coached men’s and women’s basketball at Penn State Altoona, his alma mater – Altoona Area High School, the Westtown School, Philadelphia Rise Leadership Team, and Duquesne University.
  • West is a member of the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame, inducted in 1996.

John Corbacio, Assistant Coach/Head Video Coordinator

  • Corbacio hails from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada and played college basketball at UMass Lowell from 2008-12 before spending a season as an assistant coach with his alma mater.
  • Corbacio joined the Toronto Raptors organization in 2015, serving as an assistant coach of the Raptors 905 (G League affiliate). In his second season with the 905, the team won the G League championship.
  • Corbacio was elevated to the Toronto staff in 2017 as a video coordinator and assistant coach/video coordinator, until joining the Sixers’ staff in 2023.
  • During his time with the Raptors, Corbacio joined the All-Star Game staff in 2018 and 2020, and served on the coaching staff of the Canadian national team.

Fabulous Flournoy, Assistant Coach/Player Development

  • A New York native, Flournoy holds a wealth of international experience as both a player and coach, including 23 years in the British Basketball League (BBL). 
  • Flournoy played collegiately at Panola Junior College and McNeese State University before making his professional debut in 1996 with the Birmingham Bullets, where he played two seasons under 76ers Head Coach Nick Nurse – including a championship campaign in 1998.
  • He played 18 seasons with the Newcastle Eagles, nearly all of which came as player-coach, a role in which he earned BBL Coach of the Year honors five times.
  • Flournoy won seven BBL championships, six playoff titles, and five BBL Cups, while leaving the league as its all-time leader in championship games played (650), assists (2,300), steals (808), and blocked shots (905).
  • Also the second leading rebounder in BBL history (3,600), Flournoy made 16 appearances for England on the international stage and earned a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
    • In March 2017, Flournoy was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince William for his contributions to the sport and his community.
  • Flournoy spent the past four seasons with Nurse and the Toronto Raptors as an assistant video coordinator and player development coach.

Jason Love, Assistant Coach/Player Development

  • Philadelphia native Jason Love enters his fifth season with the 76ers, originally joining the team in 2019 as a player development associate, before being promoted to skill development coach in 2021.
  • Love played professional basketball internationally from 2011-2018, on the heels of a four-year career playing at Xavier University (2006-2010).
  • Prior to the Sixers, Love was a graduate assistant coach for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team during the 2018-19 season.

TJ DiLeo, Player Development Associate Coach

  • A South Jersey native who grew up in Cinnaminson, DiLeo played college basketball at Temple University from 2008-2013.
  • Following his college career, DiLeo played professional basketball in Germany for eight seasons as a member of the Giessen 46ers and Telekom Baskets Bonn.
  • DiLeo originally joined the Sixers’ player development staff in 2021.

Terrel Harris, Player Development Associate Coach

  • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Harris is an NBA champion who was a member of the 2012 Miami Heat.
  • Harris is a graduate of South Garland High School in Garland, Texas, the same alma mater as fourth-year 76er Tyrese Maxey.
  • Later a Big 12 All-Defensive Team selection at Oklahoma State University, Harris went on to play professionally in the NBA, G League, and overseas in Germany, France, and Israel.
  • After winning a title as a teammate of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami, Harris played for the New Orleans Hornets the following season.

Toure' Murry, Player Development Associate Coach

  • Murry, a Houston native, enjoyed a decade-long professional playing career in the NBA and abroad.
  • He was a four-year standout as a college player at Wichita State University from 2008-12, helping the team win the 2011 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and earn an NCAA Tournament bid the following year as the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) champions.
  • For his NBA career, Murry played mostly with the New York Knicks during the 2013-14 NBA season, but also suited up with Utah and Washington a year later.
  • Murry is a two-time NBA G League champion as a player and most recently served as a player development coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the G League affiliate of the Houston Rockets.

Reggie Redding, Player Development Associate Coach

  • Also a Philadelphia native, Redding enters his third season with the Sixers’ staff. 
  • He attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory in Philadelphia before a four-year college career at Villanova University (2006-2010).
  • Following his time as a Wildcat, Redding played professionally for 10 years internationally, retiring from competitive play in 2020. He subsequently joined the 76ers’ staff in 2021.

Kareem Thawer, Assistant Video Coordinator

  • Thawer hails from Toronto, Canada and began his career as a graduate assistant coach at Niagara University in Lewiston, New York.
  • Following his time at Niagara, Thawer served as an assistant coach for the Guelph Nighthawks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) as well as the University of Toronto.
  • Thawer entered the NBA ranks in 2022-23 as a member of the Toronto Raptors’ video department.