Nets D-League coach Bob MacKinnon headed to LA

The Springfield Armors' coach Bob MacKinnon will take a job coaching the Los Angeles D-League team. AP Photo.

The Springfield Armors’ coach Bob MacKinnon will take a job coaching the Los Angeles D-League team. AP Photo.

Bob MacKinnon, the coach of the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA Developmental League team the Springfield Armor for the past two seasons, is on his way to Los Angeles where he will become the Lakers’ D-League coach for the LA D-Fenders, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

MacKinnon, who father was once signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, coached the Armor for two seasons. During his first year at the helm of the Armor he lead the team to the playoffs with a 29-21 record, but they were bounced in the first round. Last year they were in fifth place with a 18-32 record.

The Armor produced five NBA players in MacKinnon’s tenure including Dennis Horner, Jerry Smith, and Kris Joseph of the Nets, Willie Reed of the Grizzlies and Jeff Foote of the Hornets. Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia also played for the Armor sporadically during the 2012-13 season.

Neither the Nets nor the Armor have announced a replacement. Assistant coach Chris Carrawell is expected to be an option.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *