Phil Handy (born August 24, 1971)is an American basketball assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and player development trainer. He played college basketball at University of Hawaii, and then played professionally abroad before starting his career in coaching.
|Los Angeles Lakers|
|Born||August 24, 1971|
San Leandro, California
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||193 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||1995 / Undrafted|
|1997–1998||Grand Rapids Mackers|
|1998||La Crosse Bobcats|
|2011–2013||Los Angeles Lakers (development)|
|2013–2018||Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)|
|2018–2019||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|2019–present||Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Handy played for the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers during the pre-season, in the Continental Basketball Association for the Omaha Racers, Grand Rapids Mackers (via dispersal draft from Omaha), La Crosse Bobcats (rights traded to Fort Wayne Fury on 12 October 1998) and internationally in France (SLUC Nancy Basket), Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel (Maccabi Hadera), England (Manchester Giants), and Australia (Melbourne Tigers and West Sydney Razorbacks).
Handy has served as player development coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Mike Brown. Still under Brown, he served as assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He then moved to the Toronto Raptors as assistant for Nick Nurse.
Before re-joining the Los Angeles Lakers for 2019-2020 season, he has been on the bench during 5 consecutive NBA finals, 4 with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2015-2018) and 1 with the Toronto Raptors (2019).
- 1998–99 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 250