Many high school and college coaches harbor dreams of coaching in the NBA, but breaking into the NBA coaching circle is one of the hardest things to do. The article linked below talks about many of the challenges of becoming an NBA assistant/head coach. Good thoughts in here from Brett Brown (Philadelphia 76ers), Stephen Silas (Charlotte Hornets), and Jay Hernandez (Orlando Magic).
“I think at an early stage in my coaching life my father said something that continues to resonate with me. It’s: The best job you have is the one you have now,” Brown said. “It didn’t mean I was any less aggressive or less ambitious, it was just how I felt most comfortable just doing my day to day job with the belief that good days can add up and maybe opportunities unfold.”
For more on getting into the NBA:
-Steve Clifford’s appearance on the Woj podcast (LINK)
-Good read on current Celtics assistant Scott Morrison (LINK)
-A long road to an NBA bench (LINK)
-Former Cavs GM David Griffin podcast notes (LINK)