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MIKE LONGABARDI RUMORS

Assistant Longabardi brings defensive pedigree to Suns

PHOENIX -- Like the uniforms, most of the players are different. The head coach -- along with his promised offensive philosophy -- is also new, albeit still tremendously familiar. Whats the next change we can expect from the Suns? Well, theyve hired an assistant coach whose main focus last season was the defensive maneuvers of the Boston Celtics. And the C's ranked sixth in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New Phoenix coach Hornacek fills out staff

New Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has hired four assistants, two of them his former teammates. Jerry Sichting, Mike Longabardi, Kenny Gattison and Mark West were officially named to the staff on Tuesday. Sichting has 24 years of NBA experience as a player, coach and executive. He was an assistant with the Washington Wizards last season. Longabardi was an assistant coach for...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns officially confirm hiring of 4 Hornacek assistants

The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday confirmed the hirings of Jerry Sichting, Mike Longabardi, Kenny Gattison and Mark West as assistant coaches on Jeff Hornacek's staff. "I'm very excited to complete my coaching staff with such established, well-rounded basketball people," Hornacek said in a press release. "We were able to add offensive minds, defensive minds, former...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns Tap Celtics 'Defensive Coordinator' Mike Longabardi As Assistant Coach

Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to join the Phoenix Suns under Jeff Hornacek. Longabardi previously served as Doc Rivers’ defensive coordinator in Boston. Longabardi joined the Celtics prior to the start of the 2007-2008 season.
Via RealGM
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics lose assistant coach Mike Longabardi to the Suns

Boston Globe Celtics assistant Mike Longabardi, who was Doc Rivers' "defensive coordinator" in Boston, has accepted an offer to become an assistant for Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek, a league source told the Globe. Longabardi becomes the first assistant coach to leave the Celtics this offseason, which has been filled with questions about whether Rivers will...
Via Celtics Life
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Lose Another Defensive Coordinator

Celtics assistant Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to take a similar position in Phoenix, a source tells the Globe. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013 Longabardi was Doc Rivers' defensive coordinator in Boston. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013 Longabardi began his career as an assistant coach for the men's basketball teams at Pfeiffer...

Video: Footage from Tuesday's Celtics practice

The coach speaking is Mike Longabardi who was brought in last year to replace Lawrence Frank as the team's defensive coach. Some people might find this stuff boring, but personally I love it. Jeff Green should use that move at the 2:40 mark in a game. Rondo's move at 3:31 is pretty nasty as well. Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Via Celtics Life
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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