Scott Edward Roth (born June 3, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player and current lead assistant coach of the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (NBL).

Scott Roth
Perth Wildcats
Personal information
Born (1963-06-03) June 3, 1963 (age 56)
Cleveland, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High schoolBrecksville-Broadview Heights
(Brecksville, Ohio)
CollegeWisconsin (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 82nd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1985–1994
Number33, 3
Coaching career1996–present
Career history
As player:
1985–1987Efes Pilsen
1987–1988Albany Patroons
1988Utah Jazz
1989San Antonio Spurs
1989–1990Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1991Tau Cerámica
1993–1994Muratpaşa Belediyespor
As coach:
1996–2000Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
2000–2002Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2007–2009Bakersfield Jam
2009–2010Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2010–2013Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2013–2014Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2014–2015Baloncesto Sevilla
2017–2019Iowa Wolves
2019–presentPerth Wildcats (assistant)
Stats at

Playing careerEdit

The 6'8" forward played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1982 to 1985, averaging more than 18 points per game in his senior season. Following his standout collegiate career, Roth was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He opted to begin his professional playing career overseas with Efes Pilsen in Turkey. He returned to North America in 1987 and appeared in 160 NBA games with the Utah Jazz (1987–88), San Antonio Spurs (1988–89) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1989–90) before returning to Europe to finish his playing career.

In 1989–90, Roth played for Bill Musselman, when the latter became the first head coach of the Timberwolves.

Coaching careerEdit

In March 2007, Roth was named head coach of the Dominican Republic national basketball team.[1]

Roth had coached in the NBA Development League with the Bakersfield Jam from 2007 to 2009 before he joined the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach for the 2009–10 season. He then joined the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach for the 2010–11 season.[2]

In the summer of 2014, Roth signed with Baloncesto Sevilla as head coach, but by September 2014 the Liga ACB had not processed his coaching license in time for him to start the season with the team.[3] Audie Norris assumed formal head coaching duties in Roth's place, [4] until Roth's contract was terminated on January 22, 2015.[5]

On September 25, 2015, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Roth has been hired as a scout.[6]

On August 29, 2017 it was announced that Roth was appointed as the head coach of the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League.[7]

On October 30, 2019 it was announced that Roth joined the Perth Wildcats of the Australian National Basketball League as their lead assistant coach for the remainder of the 2019–20 NBL season.[8]


  1. ^ DOM - Former NBA forward Roth lands national role
  2. ^ Scott Roth
  3. ^ ACB notifies Sevilla the non-processing the license of Scott Roth;, 23 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Audie Norris será el primer entrenador del Sevilla como 'tapadera' del 'ilegal' Roth;, 3 October 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Baloncesto Sevilla rescinde el contrato de Scott Roth;, 22 January 2015
  6. ^ "Timberwolves Announce Basketball Staff Additions". September 25, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Zgoda, Jerry (August 29, 2017). "Scott Roth will coach Wolves' G League team". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Veteran NBA assistant Scott Roth joins Wildcats".

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