Bryan Gates Rumors
In addition to helping lead a Jr. NBA clinic alongside New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack, McGruder worked at the event with Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, Sacramento Kings assistant coach Bryan Gates, Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is an adviser to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The event was organized by TAPS.org — or Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. “I didn’t feel like I was a hero,” McGruder said of being cast as a featured participant. “The kids were heroes and the war veterans that I was honored to meet. Just to be at an event like that, it was breathtaking and I was so impressed to be invited.”
The Sacramento Kings announced today the members of Head Coach Dave Joerger’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, naming Elston Turner, Duane Ticknor, Bryan Gates, Corliss Williamson, Nancy Lieberman and Jason March as assistant coaches.
Dave Joerger is building his staff. Even before the former Grizzlies coach was officially hired to take over the Kings, rumors of a potential return of long-time Sacramento assistant Elston Turner made it’s way around media circles. While nothing is official on Turner yet, it appears we have another name to add to the mix. Bryan Gates, another former Kings assistant, was in attendance two weeks ago in Sacramento during prospect workouts and CSN California has confirmed through a league source that he is set to join Joerger’s staff for the coming season.