Australian Matt Nielsen has been appointed head coach of the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s farm team in the NBA Development League.
Nielsen, 42, who spent the 2019/20 season as an assistant to the Austin Spurs, became the seventh head coach in the team’s history.
From 1995 to 2013, Nielsen played as a player. He spent two seasons at Khimki (2011-2013), becoming, together with the Moscow Region team, the winner of the Eurocup in 2012.
Austin also announced the appointment of Tyler Self as general manager.
Isaiah Thomas: “I didn’t think Jordan was treating me so bad until I watched The Last Dance”
Famed Pistons player Isaiah Thomas confessed that he was surprised by the hostility from Bulls legend Michael Jordan that lasted from the 80s.
In 1991, Detroit players did not shake hands with the Chicago basketball players after a dry defeat in the East Finals. On The Last Dance, Jordan said that he did not believe in any attempts by Thomas to substantiate his team’s behavior.
“I know this is all nonsense. Now he can say anything, but then everything was different … You can show me now any of his explanations. But you cannot convince me that he was not an asshole, “Jordan said in The Last Dance.
“I didn’t think Jordan was treating me like that until I saw The Last Dance,” Thomas admitted in a recent interview.
Alex Caruso explains why most G-League players fail to prove themselves in the NBA
Lakers’ NBA champion Alex Caruso believes the top Development League players are not ready for a modest role in NBA clubs after being called up from farm teams.
“The main reason guys get stuck in the G-League is because they don’t realize what position they are aiming for. It’s like an interview, where you yourself are intending to get the CFO of a company, while they are looking for someone to clean the toilets, ”- said Caruso.
Caruso played for the Thunder and Lakers farm teams on his way to the NBA championship.