Rod Baker (born March 18, 1952) is an American professional basketball coach who last served as an assistant coach for the NBA G League Ignite of the NBA G League.

Rod Baker
Personal information
Born (1952-03-18) March 18, 1952 (age 72)
Career information
Collegecollege of the holy cross
Career history
As player:
1970–1974Holy Cross
As coach:
1976–1976Holy Cross (GA)
1976–1977Brown (asst.)
1977–1979Columbia (asst.)
1979–1982Saint Joseph's (asst.)
1988–1991Seton Hall (asst.)
1991–1997UC Irvine
1997–2000Cincinnati (asst.)
2000–2001Rutgers (Associate HC)
2002–2003Grand Rapids Hoops
2003–2005Harlem Globetrotters
2005–2012Rochester Razorsharks
2012–2013Bakersfield Jam (asst.)
2013–2014Delaware 87ers
2014–2021Philadelphia 76ers (Scout)
2021–2024NBA G League Ignite (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
  • Big West Coach of the Year (1996)
  • ABA Coach of the Year (2006)
  • 2× PBA Coach of the Year (2008, 2009)
Men's basketball
Representing  United States
World University Games
Gold medal – first place 1993 Buffalo Team competition
men's national basketball team
Assistant Coach for  United States
Gold medal – first place 1995 Tokyo Team competition

College career edit

Baker played basketball at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1970 to 1974. While playing, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and was an Education Minor.

Head coaching record edit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tufts Jumbos (New England Small College Athletic Conference) (1983–1988)
1983–84 Tufts 12–12
1984–85 Tufts 15–10
1985–86 Tufts 15–10
1986–87 Tufts 14–11
1987–88 Tufts 16–9
Tufts: 72–52

UC Irvine Anteaters (Big West Conference) (1991–1997)
1991–92 UC Irvine 7–22 3–15 9th
1992–93 UC Irvine 6–21 4–14 8th
1993–94 UC Irvine 10–20 4–14 10th
1994–95 UC Irvine 13–16 6–12 8th
1995–96 UC Irvine 15–12 11–7 2nd
1996–97 UC Irvine 1–25 1–15 9th
UC Irvine: 52–116 29–77

Total: 124–168

      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

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