Bob Thornton Rumors
The Grizzlies announced that Bob Thornton and Lloyd Pierce, will join head coach Lionel Hollins’ staff as an assistant (Thornton) and player development coach (Pierce). With almost 30 years of collegiate and professional basketball experience as a player, scout and coach, Thornton comes to Memphis after spending the past four seasons (2007 – 2011) as an advance scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with his work with the Thunder, Thornton also served as an assistant coach for two NBA teams, first with the Chicago Bulls (2002-2004) and most recently with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2005-2007). Before his first stint with Bulls, Thornton spent one season (2001-2002) as head coach for Huntsville Flight of the NBDL, along with one season as head coach of the Quad City Thunder of the CBA (2000-2001).