HoopsHype Bob MacKinnon rumors

December 26, 2013 Updates

Still, he thought he had plenty of basketball left. He said once he returns to playing shape, his shooting stroke should earn him a spot on an NBA roster. "Once I get my feet back under me," he said, "I definitely see a place for me in the NBA." That belief is reinforced by a pro game increasingly predicated on shooting and spreading the floor. "The most important thing offensively is your spacing," D-Fenders Coach Bob MacKinnon said. "When you can space the floor with shooters, people have to respect that. It creates a lot of other opportunities for players." The Columbia Daily Tribune

November 10, 2013 Updates
August 8, 2013 Updates

The D-Fenders on Wednesday officially named Bob MacKinnon head coach. "We are excited to announce Bob MacKinnon as the next head coach of the D-Fenders," said D-Fenders President and Chief Executive Joey Buss. "Bob brings a successful coaching background to our franchise, winning at multiple levels and developing countless players at different stages of their careers. Most importantly, Bob shares our vision of cultivating prospects who can deliver quality minutes for the Lakers and the NBA while also contending for an NBA Development League championship." Los Angeles Times

August 2, 2013 Updates

After hiring their last three head coaches primarily based on their NBA experience, the Los Angeles D-Fenders are targeting a former D-League champion this time around. The D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers' D-League affiliate, are in advanced discussions to hire Springfield Armor head coach Bob MacKinnon to fill the vacancy caused when Mark Madsen joined Mike D'Antoni's staff on the Lakers, according to multiple league sources. ESPN.com

September 14, 2011 Updates

Mikhail Prokhorov entrusted his franchise to Avery Johnson, and soon we’ll see whether his unified system of three C’s – one that stretches from Newark to Brooklyn to Moscow to Springfield, Mass – will succeed. Today the Nets announced the hiring of Bob MacKinnon Jr. as coach of the Nets’ D-League team, the Springfield Armor, after he was interviewed by Johnson and instructed on the schemes and philosophies he’ll use in this hybrid system. MacKinnon Jr. replaces Dee Brown, he of Reebok Pump fame (yes, he's still making money off that). New York Daily News

September 12, 2011 Updates

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