Kevin Hanson Rumors
Scott Kushner: Sources: Pelicans’ assistant coach Kevin Hanson has accepted a position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hanson worked primarily in player development with Pels big men and was often lauded by Anthony Davis during his tenure in NOLA. @Christopher Hine first reported talks.
Hanson spent the last four season on the Pelicans staff and according to the Pelicans’ website, Hanson worked “extensively” with All-Star Anthony Davis when Davis was in New Orleans. Hanson’s potential hiring would come after the Wolves brought in David Vanterpool from Portland to be Saunders’ associate head coach, Pablo Prigioni from Brooklyn to be an assistant and Bryan Gates for his second stint as an assistant with the Wolves.
The New Orleans Pelicans Summer League team is taking shape. Assistant Kevin Hanson will get his first crack as a head coach by leading the Pelicans when the NBA Summer League opens July 6 in Las Vegas, multiple sources told The Advocate on Wednesday. Hanson has been with the franchise since the 2012-13 season, specializing in coaching the team’s big men, most notably All-NBA forward Anthony Davis. “I don’t think people realize how important Kevin Hanson has been in helping Anthony develop into the player he is,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said earlier this year. “They’ve spent so many hours together just trying to get better and trying to keep adding things to his game and perfecting other areas. It’s been a great relationship and he’s been great for us.”
24 Oct 15