KCC Egis name ex-NBA player Phil Hubbard assistant coach

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The Jeongju KCC Egis announced Friday the hiring of assistant coach Phil Hubbard.

Hubbard, 50, is KCC’s sixth foreign coach since the 2003 season. For the past 18 years, Hubbard as served as an assistant coach for three different NBA teams – The Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warrios, Washington Wizards – and head coach/assistant for a couple of NBA D-League teams.

As a player, Hubbard was a standout at the University of Michigan leading the Wolverines to the 1976 NCAA Championship game against the University of Indiana. That same year, Hubbard was chosen to represent the United States men’s national team at the 1976 Summer Olympics where he would win a gold medal.

Hubbard was selected 15th overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He would go on to have a ten-year NBA career with the Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Basketball-Reference.com Hubbard’s career stats per game are 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Hubbard’s main duties in Korea will be to coach the two foreigners, Andre Emmett and Carlos Powell, and help out with Ha Seunjin who has NBA experience and Tony Akins, the half/Korean who played his college basketball at Georgia Tech.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.

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