While talking to folks for Sunday’s column about rookie Hassan Whiteside, I learned that longtime NBA scout/assistant Brendan Suhr has taken over basketball operations at Central Florida University. (Whiteside’s former coaches at Marshall relocated to Central Florida at the end of the 2009 -10 season). What makes this interesting is that Suhr, who spent almost a decade on Mike Fratello’s staff in Atlanta before joining Chuck Daly in Detroit, was the lead assistant on the Pistons’ 1989-90 Championship teams …. headed by Isiah Thomas. All of which means Suhr will be recruiting against his former superstar, currently the head coach at Florida International.
Brendan Suhr Rumors
Former Orlando Magic assistant coach Brendan Suhr has joined the UCF men’s basketball staff as the director of program development, the school announced Monday. Suhr worked under Chuck Daly with the Detroit Pistons when the Pistons won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990.