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Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:182 lbs. / 82.6 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:182 lbs. / 82.6 kg.
The Magic today also announced the hiring of several positions to complete the Erie BayHawks coaching staff for this season. The new hires include assistant coaches Anthony Goldwire and Nate Babcock, head athletic trainer Mark Mahoney, strength and conditioning coach Sheldon Dunlap, coach’s associate Reggie King, and interns Tanner Massey and Ryan Pannone.
Anthony Goldwire, who served as an assistant coach with the Bucks last season, had a front row seat of the destruction, and told Talkinhoopz.com that everyone in the organization had a different direction. “The organization as a whole wasn’t on the same page,” Goldwire said. “The general manager, the coaching staff, and all the way down to the players, we were just all on different pages. The coaching staff was here, the players was there, and the management was in another place, so hopefully they can get that turned around. Larry Drew should be able to do a better job.”
Sanders just inked a four-year extension, putting him in the drivers seat for a Milwaukee franchise that seems like it’s on its way to crashing, but Goldwire doesn’t count him out yet. “This year he has a big burden…He has to continue what he started last year in the playoffs and start over now, going into September, going into their pick up games. But in order for the team to respect him, he has to do that every night.”
There were reports that locker room moral wasn’t great, and during the playoffs, Larry Sanders got into some heated arguments with teammates, but Goldwire says that Sanders was actually the one to blame. “Last year, and the year before that, Larry didn’t come to play every night, some nights he took off. Some guys felt like he didn’t have the right to speak. Now, once you get in the playoffs, now you fell like you want to talk.”
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Joe Wolf, Sidney Moncrief, Chris Gilmartin, Bill Peterson and Anthony Goldwire will not have their contracts renewed, club officials confirmed Wednesday. New Bucks coach Larry Drew is in the process of putting together his own staff. Although nothing has been announced yet, two of his former assistants in Atlanta, Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel, helped Drew run the team’s draft workout Wednesday.
While head coach Jim Boylan was dismissed from the team two weeks ago, his assistant coaches — Sidney Moncrief, Bill Peterson, Anthony Goldwire, Joe Wolf and Chris Gilmartin — are still under contract until the end of June. Whether any of them will be retained is uncertain. They aren’t the only ones in the Bucks organization on shaky ground. Player personnel director Dave Babcock, scouting director Billy McKinney and head athletic trainer Marc Boff, among others, are also in the final year of their contracts.
There is a sizeable faction of the team’s basketball operations that is baffled and, if not upset, miffed. Unlike Hammond, Skiles and Weltman, who all received contract extensions last summer, there are more than a dozen Bucks employees who’ll see their contracts expire within the next couple of months. That includes all the assistant coaches: Jim Boylan, Kelvin Sampson, Joe Wolf, Bill Peterson, Anthony Goldwire and Jason Staudt.
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Anthony Goldwire to fill out their coaching staff. Goldwire most recently served as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns’ Summer League team. He also has playing experience in the NBA, CBA and international leagues. He had an eight-year NBA career from 1994-2005 and most recently played internationally in 2009 with CB Sant Josep Girona of Catalonia.
Not only are players trying to make a name for themselves at the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, but so are the coaches. When you scan the sidelines of the summer league, you’ll see the teams’ assistant coaches running the show while the head coaches are observing from the stands. So while you’ll see Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry evaluating talent 15 rows up, Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle is calling the shots from the bench. Majerle is currently being aided by newly-named assistant coach and advance scout Noel Gillespie. In addition, Majerle is receiving assistance from a name that only the most devout Suns fans will remember: Suns former second-round draft pick Anthony Goldwire. “I ran into (Suns Head Scout) Todd (Quinter) and expressed my interest in being a player development guy or assistant coach in the NBA,” Goldwire said. “I did the D-League Showcase Elite Mini-Camp about two weeks ago in D.C. and there was an opening that became available here with the Suns and it was a great opportunity for me to get here. So he called me up and asked me if I wanted to come through.”