Warriors Hire Larry Riley As Assistant Coach

September 1, 2006

Riley brings 18 years of NBA experience to the Warriors' coaching staff.

The Golden State Warriors have hired Larry Riley as an assistant coach, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

Riley arrives in Oakland with an extensive basketball background, including 18 years in the NBA as an assistant coach and scout. He spent each of the last six seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, including the last four campaigns as an assistant coach and NBA advance scout.

“We are very happy to add Larry to our coaching staff,” said Mullin. “He has a great deal of experience in this league and we are confident that he can assist in the continued development of our team and our players.”

Riley, 61, joined the Mavericks after spending the previous six seasons as the director of player personnel for the Vancouver Grizzlies. In that role, he oversaw the team’s scouting of professional, college and international players and advised the team on all player-related transactions.

Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Riley spent six seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach and scout. While with the Bucks, he was responsible for advance scouting of NBA opponents, CBA, USBL and college scouting. Riley originally broke into the NBA when he was hired by the Bucks in 1988 as a scout and video coordinator.

Before entering the NBA, Riley was the head coach at Eastern New Mexico for ten years from 1978-88, where he developed the program into an NAIA powerhouse and helped the program transition up to NCAA Division II. Riley, who owns 37 years of basketball coaching and administrative experience overall, was also the head coach at Chadron State in Nebraska for two seasons from 1976-78. Additionally, he served assistant coaching stints at Southeast Missouri State (1969-70), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1970-73), Brevard Community College (1973-74) and Mercer (1974-76).

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