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PHIL 

HANDY

Currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Handy actually got his start working for the same Laker team during the 2011-12 season, when Mike Brown hired him as a player development coach. While with the Lakers, Handy worked with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and the rest of the team, and seemed to earn their respect (particularly that of Bryant, who is always looking for an edge and ways to get better).

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MIKE 

KALAVROS

Mike has a rich resume as a coach in professional teams in the CBA and Euroleague, while on an individual level he has worked with some of the top players. Most people regard Mike as the best trainer in Europe and players fly from all over the continent to make sure they are in a gym with him.

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CHRIS

HINES

Chris has worked internationally (China) and in U.S getting his start with the Houston Rockets g-league affiliate team. He is incredibly knowledgeable and an even better person. Chris is currently working as the player development coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves and we are extremely excited he is on board to help train in the trenches! 

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CHARALAMPOS

KARAISKOS

Introducing Charalampos Karaiskos, the esteemed assistant coach from PAOK BC. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Charalampos is known for his tactical acumen and in-depth understanding of the game. His contributions to PAOK BC have been instrumental in shaping the team's success. Renowned for his ability to nurture talent, Charalampos' experience spans both professional coaching and player development.

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DAVID 

VANTERPOOL

After retiring from CSKA in 2007 (where he won a euroleague title the year prior), he took Ettore Messina, his last head coach, up on an offer to become his assistant in Moscow. David did that for three seasons, then was hired by the Thunder as director of player personnel before beginning his NBA assistant coaching career. He spent seven seasons in Portland, mentoring Damian Lillard and C.J. McCullum. Lillard has credited Vanterpool for helping him develop as a leader. Time and again, he was on a short list. After this he spent time with Minnesota where he also was an interim head coach until he left for the Brooklyn Nets.

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CHRIS 

JOHNSON

Chris Johnson is a Master Teacher leaving an impression on the basketball world. Chris has been teaching the best of the best in the NBA. Johnson has specifically worked with over 40 NBA players such as LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, Dwayne Wade, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Andrew Wiggins, and Tobias Harris to name a few. Johnson’s reach has expanded internationally with teams from China, Europe, and Australia.

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AJ

DIGGS

Prior to landing with the New Orleans Pelicans, Diggs had coaching stints in the NBA G League with the Maine Red Claws, Austin Spurs and most recently, Raptors 905, where he was a member of Jerry Stackhouse’s staff that captured the NBA G League Championship in 2017. His experience and expertise separate him from many other player development trainers.

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RICO

HINES

Hines joined the Reno Bighorns (now Stockton Kings), the G League affiliate of the Kings in 2016. He was promoted to player development coach with the Sacramento Kings in 2019. After six years with the Kings, Hines joins the Raptors where he is reunited with a college teammate in Watson, who is entering his second season on the bench in Toronto. Hines is an amazing asset to the team and is going to bring so much experience to this event. 

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