Texas Notes: Walker, Austin Spurs, Assistant Coaches

Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV has new representation. Rich Paul and Lucas Newton of Klutch Sports are Walker’s new agents, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN (Twitter link). Klutch also represents Walker’s teammates Dejounte Murray and Trey Lyles.

Walker remains on his rookie contract with the Spurs. He will become eligible for a rookie scale extension in 2021 and – if he doesn’t sign a new deal early – would reach restricted free agency in 2022.

There’s more from the Lone Star State:

  • The Spurs‘ G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, have promoted assistant Matt Nielsen to head coach, and named former assistant general manager Tyler Self the new GM, according to a team press release.
  • The Rockets continue to remake their personnel beyond the hardwood. New head coach Stephen Silas has added Magic player development coach Rick Higgins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link), and former Sydney Kings head coach Will Weaver, per Marc Stein of the New York Times (Twitter link).
  • Per a team press release, the Spurs have promoted Mitch Johnson to fill Tim Duncan‘s role on Gregg Popovich‘s bench and have also named Darius Songalia an assistant coach. Duncan, a Hall of Fame power forward and five-time champion with the club, will return to his more informal player development duties with the team for 2020/21.
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2 thoughts on “Texas Notes: Walker, Austin Spurs, Assistant Coaches

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Will Weaver is lucky he ended up with the Rockets instead of being the head coach for OKC. Billy Donovan got fired after the teamed failed to tank and start the re-building process there. Now they’re trying to rid themselves of two of the worst contracts in the NBA, CP3 and Adams. Weaver can now concentrate on winning here in Houston and seeing the team reach the playoffs for a league-high 9th straight season.

    • bravesfan88

      The goal isnt just to reach the playoffs, unless you’re content with always being the 3rd-4th best team in the West, and a top 6 team in basketball..

      The Rockets clearly want more than that, hence why they fired Morey and let go of d’Antoni. As an owner, Fertitta wasn’t okay with that, and as a fan, you should want better as well..

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