Thibodeau and Bulls name assistant coaches
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The Bulls have officially announced Tom Thibodeau’s assistant coaches for the upcoming season. Ron Adams, Andy Greer, Rick Brunson and Adrian Griffin will round out the coaching staff. In addition to the coaching positions, Randy Brown was named a Special Assistant to the GM and Pete Myers was named a scout.
Adams, 63, will start his second stint with the Bulls having spent the 2003-2008 seasons with the team before moving on to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adams started his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Fresno Pacific University. Over his coaching career he has had stops in Oklahoma City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Philadelphia.
The 48-year old Greer will be making his forth assistant coaching stop in the NBA. He has previously spent time with the Memphis Grizzles, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks. Greer’s college coaching career has a local focus. He spent four years at Northern Illinois University, and half of a season there as the interim head coach.
Griffin, 36, is coming off two seasons in an assistant coach/player developmental role for the Milwaukee Bucks. A former member of the Bulls from 2004-2008, his nine-year NBA career included stops in Boston, Dallas, Houston and Seattle, along with the Bulls.
Brunson, 38, another former Bull and Temple University player will make his first NBA coaching stop. Has previously served as an assistant at the University of Hartford and as the Director of Basketball operations at the University of Virginia.
Brown spent the 2009-10 season as the Director of Player Development for the Bulls. The Chicago native was a member of the Bulls’ 1996, ’97 and ’98 NBA Championship teams.
Myers, another former Bulls player, will enter his 11th season with the organization including nine seasons as an assistant coach.