Nets Assistant Gets Head Coaching Job

Updated: August 20, 2013

Longtime New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Doug Overton has been offered and agreed to accept the head coaching position for the Springfield Armor.

The Armor is the D-League Affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets so both know each other well as Overton was the Player Development Coach for the Armor since the 2010 season.

Overton being an assistant with the big club since 2008 will be a great asset as he knows the situation in Brooklyn and can find players to fit.

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Springfield, Mass. – The Springfield Armor, presented by MGM Springfield, have named Doug Overton as the team’s new head coach, it was announced today by Brooklyn Nets General Manager of Minor League Operations Milton Lee . Overton becomes the third head coach in the franchise’s history.

“We are very pleased to welcome Doug as the new head coach of the Armor,” said Lee. “Doug brings a wealth of experience as both an NBA player and coach, and his relationship with the Nets over the past several years will make this a very smooth transition for both him and our team.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to take over as the head coach of the Springfield Armor,” said Overton. “I’m looking forward to developing our players, both on and off the court, and continuing to build a winning culture in Springfield.”

Overton joins the Armor after spending five years (2008-13) on the Nets’ staff as an assistant coach and player development coach. Overton also served two seasons as an assistant coach on Phil Martelli’s staff at Saint Joseph’s (2006-08) and one season as the Philadelphia 76ers’ director of player development (2005-06), where he assisted the coaching and scouting staffs and worked with the team’s community outreach programs.[/quote_simple]

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