Bob Beyer Rumors
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the hiring of Bob Beyer, Casey Hill, and Rex Walters as assistant coaches, along with Corey Brewer and Beno Udrih as player development coaches. They join Assistant Coach Fred Vinson and Teresa Weatherspoon, who has been promoted to assistant coach, and Player Development Coach Darnell Lazare on Head Coach Stan Van Gundy’s staff. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
“I am excited about our coaching staff,” said Van Gundy. “We have a great mix of background, experience, perspective and expertise. Four of our assistants have been head coaches at the professional or NCAA Division I levels. Five of our coaches played in the NBA or WNBA. Three coaches have institutional knowledge having worked for Griff, Trajan and current Pelicans players, while three others have worked with me and two bring us an entirely new perspective. I am looking forward to working with this staff to maximize the potential of our talented players.”
Late last month, the Pelicans brought aboard Bob Beyer to work as an assistant under Van Gundy. Those two previously worked together in Orlando and Detroit. The rest of Van Gundy’s staff must be finalized soon. The NBA draft is Nov. 18, and training camps are expected to begin Dec. 1.
The Sacramento Kings announced today the members of Head Coach Luke Walton’s coaching staff for the 2019-20 season, naming Igor Kokoskov, Bob Beyer, Jesse Mermuys, and Roy Rana as assistant coaches. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Rana will serve as chief of staff facilitating interdepartmental communication and a streamlined system within the coaching staff. Also named to Walton’s staff are Bobby Jackson as assistant player development coach, Jonah Herscu as advance scout, and Will Scott as head video coordinator and player development coach.