The Bucks are close to finalizing an agreement with former NBA swingman Stacey Augmon to join their coaching staff, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. According to Charles F. Gardner of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Twitter), Augmon will sign a deal with the team soon.
Augmon last played in the NBA during the 2005/06 season before joining the Nuggets as a player development coach. For the last several years, the former ninth overall pick – known as “Plastic Man” during his NBA career – has served as an assistant coach at his alma mater of UNLV. As Stein notes, Augmon expressed disappointment at being passed over for the head coaching job at UNLV earlier this year.
In addition to Augmon’s hiring in Milwaukee, there are a couple other minor coaching notes from around the NBA to pass along. Let’s round them up…
- The Cavaliers‘ D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, is expected to promote assistant Nate Reinking to head coach for the upcoming season, league sources tell Adam Johnson of D-League Digest. Reinking has been on the club’s staff since the 2013/14 season.
- As Derek Bodner of PhillyMag.com tweets, the Sixers‘ D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, also announced some coaching changes today. Former Villanova forward Curtis Sumpter is among the coaches on Delaware’s staff.