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Stacey Augmon
Stacey Augmon
Position: -
Born: 08/01/68
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Earnings: $30,037,500 ($54,311,699*)
So why Augmon? And why Houston? There’s an incredible amount of love and respect between Wood and Augmon. It was then-assistant Augmon who recruited Wood to UNLV nearly a decade ago, with Wood from Long Beach, Calif., and Augmon from Pasadena, Calif. One source close to both men stressed Wood’s adoration for Augmon and believes Augmon can help Silas and lead assistant John Lucas get the very best out of him. The Athletic understands Augmon made it a point to speak with Wood some time following the Jan. 1 outburst, where Wood refused to sub into the game against the Denver Nuggets and was subsequently benched. The Rockets were in Sacramento for a pair of road games Jan. 14-16. Again, Augmon’s candidacy depends on if Houston is all in on Wood as part of the team’s long-term core.
Most of those aforementioned individuals, all fine coaches and top-notch people, are now in the unenviable position of scrambling for another NBA job. There are a precious few available as Augmon, who was fired over the weekend at the NBA Combine in Chicago, will soon discover. But if Augmon is bitter about not being released sooner, when everyone in the world knew Prunty wasn’t going to be retained as head coach, he isn’t showing it. When I contacted him, he didn’t bemoan his fate or blast his former employers. Instead, Augmon, who had a productive, 15-year career as an NBA player and was once an assistant coach in Denver, handled the harsh news as the consummate professional he is. “It’s disappointing but I understand the business,’’ said Augmon, who was hired in Milwaukee two seasons ago by former Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. “They’re bringing in some good coaches; that’s a good staff.’’