Reggie Geary is done as head coach of the Chiba Jets, the NBL Eastern Conference club announced Wednesday. He wasn’t out of work for long. Geary is headed to Nagoya, where he will become the new bench boss for the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins. Geary’s contract with the Jets expired at the end of May. The 41-year-old Geary was head coach of the Jets for the last two seasons, leading the team to a 52-56 record. In the 2014-15 campaign, he guided Chiba to the postseason as a wild-card team with a 34-20 record (fifth place in the East).
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Coach Reggie Geary, former standout guard at the University of Arizona, and ex-NBA player and NBA Development League head coach, became the first foreigner to win a championship in the BJ-League (Japan), which played its first game in 2005. (There have been 24 foreign-born head coaches in the league, including Bob Hill, Bill Cartwright, Joe Bryant and Zeljko Pavlicevic.)
Geary had a brief NBA career, that first season with the Cavaliers, followed by one more with the San Antonio Spurs. After playing in the CBA and Europe, the former University of Arizona defensive stopper found his niche in coaching. The 2011-12 bj-league Coach of the Year, Geary will serve as the Eastern Conference’s assistant coach on Sunday at Ariake Colosseum. Tokyo Cinq Reves coach Motofumi Aoki was named the East’s bench boss last month. On Sunday, the bj-league’s seventh annual All-Star Game, is slated to tip off at 5:10 p.m.
B-Corsairs coach Reggie Geary was selected Coach of the Year. He is the league’s second ex-NBA player to be picked for the award. Fellow American John Neumann, a high-scoring forward in his days at Ole Miss before turning pro, guided the Rizing Fukuoka to the Final Four in 2007-08 as an expansion team, and became the league’s first foreign coach to earn top honors.
Former NBA guard Reggie Geary, known for his feisty defense as a collegiate and pro player, has been named the first coach in Yokohama B-Corsairs history. The bj-league team made the announcement on Wednesday. The B-Corsairs, an expansion team, will play their inaugural season in 2011-12. Yokohama’s regular-season opener is Oct. 8 against the two-time defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix.