HoopsHype Bob MacKinnon rumors
Q: What is the biggest asset about directly working and being affiliated with an NBA team? Bob MacKinnon: The biggest thing is that your players know that the way things are done are the "Lakers Way". We're trying to be a mini-model of the Lakers and I think that's attractive for players who want to achieve their dreams. Ridiculous Upside
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
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
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
Scott Schroeder: Got a hold of Bob MacKinnon, who @Adrian Wojnarowski reported was Springfield Armor's next head coach. Told me "Nothing official at this time." Twitter
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