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Rick Brunson
Rick Brunson
Position: -
Born: 06/14/72
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Earnings: $5,446,383 ($7,703,827*)
Even though he was but a high schooler, Bryant spent plenty of time running pickup inside Temple University’s Pearson Hall gymnasium. These weren’t run-of-the-mill battles against Joe Frat Boy. No, his opponents included many of the Owls stars, including future NBA players Rick Brunson, Aaron McKie and Eddie Jones. “God, he was so polished for a high school kid,” recalled Jones. “Flat-out talented. Most impressive, he wasn’t scared. We were All-Americans, big names in college basketball. And Kobe just brought it right at us. You knew this kid was NBA-bound. There was zero question.”

Timberwolves hire Pistons' Malik Allen

The Wolves have hired Detroit assistant coach Malik Allen to replace Rick Brunson in that same position. Allen, 40, is a former 6-10 forward who attended Villanova and started his pro career in the International Basketball League before he played for eight NBA teams from 2001 to 2011. He accepted an assistant’s job with the Pistons on Stan Van Gundy’s staff in 2014 and coached there until he was just hired by the Wolves.
Ex-Knicks guard Rick Brunson saw most Villanova games — his son, Jalen, was Bridges’ co-pilot. The elder Brunson believes McGrady magic could exist deep in Bridges’ NBA game. When Rick Brunson was at the Garden as a T’Wolves assistant this season, he was asked his thoughts on Bridges. Brunson uttered just one phrase: “All-Star.’’ “With his wingspan, he’s shooting over much smaller guys,’’ Neptune said after meeting with the Knicks. “He knows guys can’t get to his shot. Knowing his shot is not getting blocked and he’s getting it off clean, it made him more confident.’’