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Melvin Hunt

Melvin Hunt, Atlanta Hawks assistant coach and former professional basketball player, will serve in his first USA Basketball coaching assignment as a court coach at the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team July minicamp.

Hunt will enter his second season with the Hawks in 2019-20. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2015-16 to 2017-18), the Denver Nuggets (2010-11 to 2014-15) and was the Nuggets interim head coach for 23 games in 2014-15.

Additionally, Hunt worked for the Houston Rockets for five years (1999-00 to 2003-04), the Los Angeles Lakers for one year (2004-05) and the Cleveland Cavaliers for five years (2005-06 to 2009-10).


In 2008-09, the Cavs won a franchise and NBA-best 66 games while Hunt was on staff and later went on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

During the 2009 NBA All-Star Game, Hunt was a part of the coaching staff that led the Eastern Conference team.

He also helped lead the Cavs in the 2007 NBA Finals, the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals and four consecutive appearances in the Eastern Conference Semifinals from 2007-10.

A native of Tallulah, Louisiana, Hunt earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in education from Baylor University where he spent four years (1987-88 to 1990-91) on the basketball team. He was a four-year letterman, a three-year starter and helped lead his team to both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Following his graduation, Hunt played professional basketball in the Caribbean and Mexico.


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