Brad Jones (basketball)

Brad Jones (born c. 1969) is an American basketball coach, currently an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Brad Jones
Memphis Grizzlies
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
BornPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
CollegeLambuth (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990: undrafted
Coaching career1990–present
Career history
As coach:
1990–1996Lambuth (assistant)
2001–2007Utah Jazz (scout)
2007–2010Utah Flash
2010–2012Austin Toros
2012–2016Utah Jazz (assistant)
2016–2018Iowa Wolves (scout)
2018–2019Memphis Hustle
2019–presentMemphis Grizzlies (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

Early life edit

After graduating, he went on to play basketball at Lambuth University, where he was a part of the championship teams.

Coaching career edit

In 1995, after serving as an assistant coach he became the head coach at Lambuth University until 2001.[1] In 2001, he joined the Utah Jazz organization as a scout and in 2007 became the head coach of the Utah Flash. In July 2010, his contract was not renewed.[2]

In September 2010, Jones was named head coach of the Austin Toros.[3] He led the team to the 2012 D League championship. After the season, Jones left the team.

In July 2013, Jones was promoted by the Utah Jazz to full assistant coach after returning to the team the prior season as the assistant coach/player development.[4]

He then served as the general manager of the Iowa Wolves and professional scout of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On August 22, 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies hired Jones as the Memphis Hustle's head coach for their development team's second season.[5] The following season, he was moved the Grizzlies' staff as an assistant coach.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Coaching Profile: Brad Jones". Salt City Hoops.
  2. ^ "Utah Flash to replace Jones as head coach".
  3. ^ Austin Toros Name Brad Jones Head Coach
  4. ^ Brad Jones Promoted to Assistant Coach
  5. ^ "Brad Jones named second Head Coach of the Memphis Hustle". August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies announce assistant coaching staff". August 5, 2019.