The Springfield Armor, the Developmental League team of the Brooklyn Nets, have announced on Tuesday that their head coach for next season will be Doug Overton.
“We are very pleased to welcome Doug as the new head coach of the Armor,” said Milton Lee, the Nets GM of Minor League Operations. “Doug brings a wealth of experience as both an NBA player and coach, and his relationship with the Nets over the past several years will make this a very smooth transition for both him and our team.”
Overton becomes the third head coach in the Armor’s history replacing Bob MacKinnon who left earlier in the month to join the Lakers’ organization. Overton has been with the Nets since 2008 as an assistant and player development coach. Before that he coached at St. Joseph’s from 2006-08 and the Philadelphia 76ers as director of player development in 2005-06.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to take over as the head coach of the Springfield Armor,” said Overton. “I’m looking forward to developing our players, both on and off the court, and continuing to build a winning culture in Springfield.”
The Nets don’t have any big future stars playing in Springfield, but with a loaded roster it is likely that Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia will spend time down there at some point this season. It’ll be good to have a trusted coach with plenty of experience working with younger guys down there waiting for them.