TJ Zanin Rumors
The Nets have not only added to its assistant coaches. They’ve hired two new regional college scouts and additional staff as well. Among the hires: the brother of assistant GM Frank Zanin, who had been advance scout for the Clippers. The addition of T.J Zanin and Eddie Oran brings to eight the number of scouts on the Nets staff. They fill new positions, don’t replace anyone. The Nets had previously announced that Jim Sann would return to the team as advance scout. When Mikhail Prokhorov took control of the Nets in May 2010, the Nets had three scouts.
Bringing aboard Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams as assistants aren’t the only changes for the U.S. men’s national basketball team. New Denver Nuggets assistant general manager Arturas Karnisovas replaces Tony Ronzone as the international player personnel scout, and Oklahoma City scout Scott Simpson joins the Los Angeles Clippers’ T.J. Zanin as advanced scout for the national team, which began preparations Monday in Las Vegas for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Miami Heat scout Pat Delany is no longer an advanced scout with USA Basketball.