Stacey Augmon Rumors

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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 ($46,949,189*)
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.’’
But while Maker sees himself as a Garnett type, those who have watched Maker up close don’t necessarily share that comparison. They offer different opinions, somewhat surprising ones, like those provided by Stacey Augmon, the former Nevada-Las Vegas star who went on to play 16 seasons in the NBA and later served as an NBA assistant coach for several seasons. Augmon helped coach the Bucks’ summer league team in Las Vegas and, based on his observations of Maker, said Maker reminded him of another South Sudan product. “I definitely compare Maker to Manute Bol,’’ said Stacey Augmon, referring to the 7-foot-7 Bol, who played 10 seasons in the NBA and was one of the league’s most imposing defenders. “I believe Maker can make the 3-pointer better than Manute but, on the defensive end, they are similar. He (Maker) covers a lot of ground and alters a lot of shots just like Manute Bol. That’s why Maker and Manute Bol are definitely similar. When you came in the lane against Manute Bol, he would alter your shot or block your shot. I see the same similarities with Maker.’’