HoopsHype Bill Cartwright rumors

September 18, 2013 Updates

Bill Cartwright: I really didn't notice any big distinctions (other than the language barrier) in coaching the players in Japan from the NBA. The Japanese players all want the same things that the non-Japanese players want: playing time. They want to score and they don't want to be blamed for anything. Probably the biggest difference is Japanese players will rarely show or tell you how they feel. No one is demanding to be traded. SI.com

April 14, 2013 Updates
March 10, 2013 Updates

With 12 games in the books since Bill Cartwright took over as the Osaka Evessa’s new head coach, his message at the gym, wherever practices and games are held, has been simple and constant. Cartwright preaches “defense, defense, defense,” Evessa big man Rick Rickert told Hoop Scoop in a recent telephone interview. The Evessa are very much a work in progress, but at 6-6 (entering this weekend) since Cartwright became the second former NBA head coach to lead a bj-league team — ex-Tokyo Apache bench boss Bob Hill was the first — there are some positive signs to build off. After all, the Evessa were in complete disarray throughout most of their first 24 games (19 defeats). Japan Times

January 22, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has been hired as coach of the Osaka Evessa in Japan's professional basketball league. Cartwright coached the Chicago Bulls from 2001-03. Osaka announced Tuesday he would guide the team for the rest of the 2013 season. Houston Chronicle

May 19, 2012 Updates

After four seasons with the Suns, assistant coach Bill Cartwright's contract will not be renewed. Cartwright was hired by then-General Manager Steve Kerr, a former teammate, and then-coach Terry Porter in 2008 to help Amar'e Stoudemire's defense, rebounding and post-up game. Arizona Republic

March 11, 2011 Updates

The Bulls are hosting a reunion of the 1991 championship team on Saturday at the United Center. One starter who is not expected to attend is center Bill Cartwright. Cartwright is an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns. They have a home game Sunday afternoon against Orlando, so it would be a challenge for him to get to Chicago and back. Coach Phil Jackson also has a previous engagement. The Lakers are playing in Dallas on Saturday night, while the Bulls are hosting Utah. Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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