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Dan Leibovitz (born July 30, 1973) is a former American basketball coach. He was an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA for the 2012-13 season, and previously a college head coach at Hartford from 2006–10, and an assistant coach at Temple (1996-2006) and Penn (2010-2012).[1] Leibovitz is currently the Associate Commissioner for Men's Basketball for the Southeastern Conference.[2]

Dan Leibovitz
Biographical details
Born (1973-07-30) July 30, 1973 (age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1992–1993Franklin & Marshall
1993–1996Penn
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–2006Temple (asst.)
2006–2010Hartford
2010–2012Penn (asst.)
2012–2013Charlotte Bobcats (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall46-82 (.358) (college)

Coaching careerEdit

Leibovitz served as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach John Chaney for 10 seasons. On March 14, 2006, Leibovitz served as acting head coach for Temple's NIT playoff game, which they lost in overtime to Akron after star player Mardy Collins, a projected NBA first-round pick, was seriously injured.

In 2005, Leibovitz was also acting coach during the final three regular season contests and the Owls’ two Atlantic 10 Tournament games as Chaney served a self-imposed then University sanctioned suspension. The Owls went 3-2 to secure an NIT bid.

Leibovitz's 10-year tenure as assistant coach was tied for the longest tenure in all of Temple's Atlantic 10 conference. During his time with the Owls, the team made ten straight postseason appearances. He began his coaching career in 1994 at Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa.

In 2006, Leibovitz was named the head coach at Hartford. After a 13-18 season in his first year at the helm, he led the Hawks to an 18-16 record and tie for second place in the America East Conference. During this season Hartford made it to the America East Championship game falling to UMBC 82-65.[3] It was the highest win total in school history since joining Division I in 1984. After the 2008 season Leibovitz signed a contract extension.[4] In 2010, Leibovitz resigned his position at Hartford to take a position as an assistant coach at Penn. His record in four seasons with the Hawks was 46-82.[5]

After a two-year stint on the Quakers staff, Leibovitz joined Mike Dunlap's staff of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, reunited with his one-time Hartford assistant, Rick Brunson.

Early careerEdit

Leibovitz has a Master's in Sport Management and Leisure Studies at Temple (1998) and a Bachelor's from University of Pennsylvania (1996), having transferred to Penn from Franklin & Marshall College after his freshman year. Leibovitz played basketball at both schools as well as at Episcopal Academy in his home town of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Hartford Hawks (America East Conference) (2006–2010)
2006–07 Hartford 13-18 6-10
2007–08 Hartford 18-16 10-6
2008–09 Hartford 7-26 2-14
2009–10 Hartford 8-22 6-10
Hartford: 46-82 24-40
Total: 46-82

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/bobcats/2012-13-coaching-staff
  2. ^ "SEC adds Dan Leibovitz to basketball staff". USA Today. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "UMBC beats Hartford for America East title, first NCAA bid". Associated Press. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hawks Extend Coach's Deal". Hartford Courant. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hartford coach Leibovitz resigns". ESPN. Retrieved June 9, 2018.

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