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Andy Greer

On Dec. 4, 2019, longtime NBA and college assistant coach Andy Greer was announced by USA Basketball as an assistant coach for the USA Basketball Men’s February 2020 AmeriCup Qualifying Team.  The USA recorded a pair of impressive victories over Puetro Rico, winning 83-70 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and 95-73 in Washington, D.C. In winning the two games, the USA averaged 89.0 points a game, accumulated an average margin of victory of +17.5 points a game, while defensively limiting Puerto Rico to 40.8 percent shooting from the field, 25.0 percent shooting from 3-point, and outrebounding Puerto Rico by 5.0 rebounds a game.

“I am excited to be part of USA basketball again and work with Coach Fratello, Coach Harrington, and the rest of our staff and talented players in the February 2020 AmeriCup qualifying leg,” said Greer after being announced as one of Fratello's assistants. “It will be a great challenge to compete against Puerto Rico and I am looking forward to it.”

 

A longtime NBA assistant and college coach, Greer joined Fratello’s USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team coaching staff after serving as a scout for Gregg Popovich and the 2019 USA World Cup Team. 

 

Greer spent three seasons as an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2016-18), one season (2015-16) as an assistant with the Toronto Raptors and five seasons (2010-15) as an assistant with the Chicago Bulls. During his time in Chicago, the club posted a .647 (255-139) regular-season winning percentage and ranked in the top 10 each season for opponent scoring average and opponent field goal percentage.

 

Greer’s NBA coaching resume also includes assistant positions with the New York Knicks (2001-03),  Houston Rockets (2003-07) and the Memphis Grizzlies (2007-09).

 

Before joining the NBA, Greer coached at the collegiate level for nearly two decades. He spent four years (1997-2001) at Northern Illinois University, where he logged three-and-a-half seasons as an assistant coach and a half-season as the team’s interim head coach, and he was head coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy for four years (1993-97). Greer also coached collegiately at Mansfield University (1985-87), Brandeis University (1987-89), Boston University (1989-90) and the University of Southern California (1990-93). He received his first coaching job as an assistant coach at Genesee Community College in 1983.

 

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