Joe Prunty Rumors
Joe Prunty is heading to familiar territory as the Milwaukee Bucks travel to London for an appearance in the NBA Global Games on Thursday. The Bucks assistant coach also happens to be the Great Britain national team basketball coach, a job he has held for the past two years.
“I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly,” said Prunty, the lead assistant for Bucks coach Jason Kidd. “But it’s constant development and it’s constant communication. “We’ve had some unique challenges. It has helped me tremendously as a coach.”
While the Nets have yet to announce who will be part of Hollins’ coaching staff, one likely option will be Henry Bibby, a longtime Hollins assistant in Memphis who spent last season working under Maurice Cheeks with the Pistons. Other names that have been reported as possibilities for Hollins’ staff include former Suns, Sonics and Kings coach Paul Westphal, Lakers assistant Johnny Davis — a teammate of Hollins on the 1977 champion Trail Blazers and a former assistant on his staff in Memphis — and current Nets assistant Joe Prunty.