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Portland Trail Blazers hire Joe Prunty as assistant coach

 


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| July 7, 2008

Portland Trail Blazers hire Joe Prunty as assistant coachThe Portland Trail Blazers named Joe Prunty an assistant coach, it was announced today by general manager Kevin Pritchard.

Prunty spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks. Prior to his time in Dallas, he served for nine seasons with the San Antonio Spurs as assistant video coordinator, video coordinator, advance scout and most recently, assistant coach. During his time with the Spurs, the team won three NBA Championships.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to add a talented, hard-working and experienced individual like Joe to the organization,” said head coach Nate McMillan. “He brings to us a blend of player development and basketball knowledge that will be a tremendous asset to the coaching staff.”

The Sunnyvale, Calif., native joins a McMillan coaching staff that includes lead assistant coach Dean Demopoulos, assistant coach Monty Williams and assistant coach Maurice Lucas.

Prunty starts work immediately as the team prepares for the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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