Found August 28, 2012 on Project Spurs:
Fc

Ime UdokaThe San Antonio Spurs seem to have shifted their attention from free agents to their own personnel after losing coaches Don Newman and Jacque Vaughn, and Assistant GM Dennis Lindsey this offseason.

While they were busy trying to fill the latter with a meeting with Scott Layden last night, the Spurs have just announced the hiring of former Spur Ime Udoka, who will hang up his sneakers in favor of a clipboard.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich seems optimistic and mentioned potential when speaking of Udoka becoming a coach.

“Ime Udoka possesses an outstanding work ethic as well as a natural inclination to teach. We are excited to add someone with his potential to our coaching staff,” Popovich said in a press release issued by the Spurs.

Udoka, who had two stints with the Spurs, with the most recent being during the 2010-2011 season. Udoka was originally signed by the Spurs because of his defensive prowess, especially after Bruce Bowen's departure.

Udoka could have a role similar to Newman's as a defensive coordinator coach that has become popular in the league.

The Spurs still have plenty of work ahead. If Layden is selected and accepts the job with the Spurs, they still could look to fill another void on the bench and work on trying to find a big man Spurs fans have been coveting over the years.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Ime Udoka Hired By Spurs As Assistant Coach

Ime Udoka has been added to the San Antonio Spurs' coaching staff for the 12-13 season.

Spurs Brasil interviews Marcus Denmon

The San Antonio Spurs must have a lot of faith in Marcus Denmon since they drafted him onto a team that’s already saturated with guards. Denmon certainly is talented, but he’s not ready for the big leagues just yet. The Spurs sent him off to France to play for Elan Chalon. They’ll be keeping a close eye on the guard from Missouri as he grows and matures overseas. Recently...

Video: Nando De Colo puts on a show at LNB All-Star Game

The doldrums of the NBA offseason is in full swing and many San Antonio Spurs fans are chomping at the bit to see their favorite team back on the court and chasing title number five. San Antonio hasn't done much as far as adding new faces to the team except for signing French guard Nando De Colo who they drafted in 2009.  Spurs fans have been weighing in on De Colo...

Cory Joseph participated in Team Canada camp

It appears San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph got some extra court time in recently after impressing at the 2012 Summer League earlier this summer. Joseph along with a few of his Canadian national team teammates, including Tristan Thompson and Joel Anthony, participated in a Canada basketball camp after Steve Nash announced former Raptors coach Jay Triano would return to...

Parker: Career highlights include France, not Spurs

While an Olympic gold medal has been elusive to San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, he's got plenty on his resume to be proud of, including multiple NBA championships, a NBA Finals MVP and being chosen as an all-star among others. But when respectmag.com asked him (via Google translate) to list his career highlights, the Spurs were nowhere to be found. Our defeat...

S-Jax can see himself retiring a Spur

Heading into the 2012-13 season, San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson will be in a contract year and will be looking to show the Spurs he definitely deserves a contract extension. This past season wasn't his first time in a Spurs uniform. Back in 2003 he was part of the San Antonio team which marched to an NBA title and he proved how critical he was to that title run...

Spurs To Interview Scott Ladyen For Assistant GM Job

Scott Layden will interview for the assistant general manager vacancy with the San Antonio Spurs.

For $850,000 you can own one of Spurs' Parker's homes

If you got $850,000 laying around, you can buy one of San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's homes. Now don't fret Spurs fans, he isn't leaving the team but seeing how this was the same house he and ex-wife Eva Longoria stayed in while his current home was being built, there isn't much use for TP anymore. Not to mention a good way for him to rid himself of the...

Shelden Williams Signs With Elan Chalon

Shelden Williams was the fifth overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft.

Bill Clinton With Deron Williams < Bill Clinton With Porn Stars

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is still reveling in the limelight of Team USA’s gold medal run at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as he added his star power to the Barclays Pro-Am golf tournament last week. At some point during his appearance at the golf tournament that bears his new arena’s name, Williams ran into former President and Gold Medal Poonhound Bill Clinton, as Williams...

Kevin Durant considering releasing a rap album

Kevin Durant like most 23 year olds has an affinity for rap music. The NBA’s leading scorer has given us glimpses of his skills for awhile now, most recently recording a track with Spurs Stephen Jackson for his upcoming release, “Jack of All Trades.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Durant is toying [...]
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.