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Stacey Augmon
Stacey Augmon
Position: None
Born: 08/01/68
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
But while Maker sees himself as a Garnett type, those who have watched Maker up close don’t necessarily share that comparison. They offer different opinions, somewhat surprising ones, like those provided by Stacey Augmon, the former Nevada-Las Vegas star who went on to play 16 seasons in the NBA and later served as an NBA assistant coach for several seasons. Augmon helped coach the Bucks’ summer league team in Las Vegas and, based on his observations of Maker, said Maker reminded him of another South Sudan product. “I definitely compare Maker to Manute Bol,’’ said Stacey Augmon, referring to the 7-foot-7 Bol, who played 10 seasons in the NBA and was one of the league’s most imposing defenders. “I believe Maker can make the 3-pointer better than Manute but, on the defensive end, they are similar. He (Maker) covers a lot of ground and alters a lot of shots just like Manute Bol. That’s why Maker and Manute Bol are definitely similar. When you came in the lane against Manute Bol, he would alter your shot or block your shot. I see the same similarities with Maker.’’
A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Bobcats have interviewed former UNLV star and current Running Rebels assistant coach Stacey Augmon for a spot on Mike Dunlap’s coaching staff. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no hiring decisions have been made. The person also says assistant coaches Rob Werdann and Ralph Lewis will not be retained.
Because of his fierce loyalty, Stacey Augmon recently found himself faced with one of the most difficult decisions of his career. Should he remain with the Denver Nuggets, who gave him his first coaching opportunity four years ago, or should he join his friend and former college teammate to help restore glory at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas? “Very hard decision,” Augmon said Thursday as he sat in the Nuggets training room. In his first extensive comments since accepting an assistant coaching position at his alma mater, Augmon expressed gratitude for the opportunity that Nuggets coach George Karl gave him in 2007 and voiced excitement for the challenge that awaits at UNLV. “It’s a cool and unique situation,” he said. “I think if any other college would’ve called, it would’ve been ‘No’ right off the bat. I wouldn’t leave Denver for any college other than UNLV – and even that was hard.”
Augmon becomes the latest branch on the George Karl coaching tree that includes NBA head coaches Scott Brooks, Nate McMillan and Vinny Del Negro. “I was really happy with him this year,” Karl said of Augmon. “He was in a good place, moving in a good direction. You have opportunities and options that you have to make decisions on.” During his four years in Denver, Augmon made an impact as someone who could relate to players during the grind of an NBA season. “He has a quiet humility to him that I think players enjoy,” Karl said. “A lot of coaches are more vocal and more physical. Stacey has this quiet demeanor that I think is respected by everybody.”