Lakers Add Miles Simon to Coaching Staff
Posted: Jun 27, 2017
EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Miles Simon as an assistant coach, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.https://twitter.com/milessimon/status/879838712137342976
Simon joins Luke Waltonís staff after serving as a prep coach with USA Basketball. Most recently, Simon served as head coach of the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team for the Nike Hoops Summit, leading the USA to a victory over the World Select Team. Simon won gold medals as an assistant for the 2016 USA Menís U17 World Championship Team, as well as the 2015 USA Menís U16 National Team. In addition to his work with USA Basketball, Simon has spent each of the last nine NBA off-seasonís working in a player development role with some of the leagueís top talent and served as the Director of the Nike Basketball Academy last summer. Simon has also worked as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
The Arizona alumnus was the 1997 NCAA Tournament MOP after leading the Wildcats to a National Championship as a junior. Upon graduation, Simon played one season for the Orlando Magic (1998-99), before spending time playing oversees and in the CBA. At the conclusion of his playing career, Simon spent three seasons (2005-08) as an assistant coach at Arizona on Lute Olsonís staff.