Joe Prunty Rumors
Joe Prunty is to continue as head coach of the Great Britain men as they bid to qualify for EuroBasket 2017 in August. The American, who took charge initially in 2013, will learn his opponents when the draw is made on Friday. His future had been put into doubt when British Basketball officials declined to confirm his return last month but a contract extension has now been agreed with the Milwaukee Bucks Associate Head Coach.
Brian Windhorst: NBA suspended Bucks coach Jason Kidd for tonight’s game at Magic for “aggressively pursuing and confronting a game official” on Wednesday. Joe Prunty will coach the Bucks in place of Jason Kidd tonight. Previously took over for Kidd in Brooklyn when he was suspended.
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.”