Scott Roth Rumors
Perth Wildcats have signed former NBA player and mentor Scott Roth as their lead assistant coach for the remainder of the NBL season. Roth’s appointment follows the sudden departure of Paul Woolpert, who has returned home to the United States for family reasons. Roth has previously held assistant coaching roles with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.
Marc Stein: As it prepares to host the @FIBAWC this summer, China has hired the veteran NBA assistant coach Scott Roth — currently head coach of the Timberwolves’ @nbagleague affiliate in Iowa — to join China’s national team coaching staff for the tournament, league sources say
Iowa Wolves head coach Scott Roth, however, doesn’t see it as a positive addition to the G League. “I think it’d be disastrous,” Roth told 2 Ways & 10 Days last week when the Wolves visited Santa Cruz. “I think at the end of the day, and I’ve said this before, (G League) is the toughest league in the world.”
Scott Roth: “It’s tougher than the NBA, tougher than Europe. There’s just so many things constantly going on down here. You got a bunch of guys with a bunch of different agendas, you’ve got agents telling guys what they want, you got teams telling them what they want. And so you’re going to get a 17, 18-year old kid and throw them in this environment with 26, 27-year old men who have a different agenda and try to manage a kid, and it’s already hard enough to manage young kids with one year of college experience.”