Are you a young basketball coach looking to fast track yourself to an NBA bench? Be the Tulsa 66ers next head coach.
The position is open yet again as Dale Osbourne has accepted an assistant coaching position on Terry Stotts’ new staff in Portland. That makes two Thunder people Stotts has poached (the other being top scout David Vanterpool).
Osbourne is the second 66ers head coach to move to the NBA in the last nine months as Nate Tibbetts recently joined Byron Scott’s staff in Cleveland.
“Dale was a valued member of the Thunder, through his commitment and service to the organization, he has had an impact on both our team in Tulsa and Oklahoma City,” said Sam Presti in a release. “Dale has worked tirelessly in the coaching profession and is more than deserving of this opportunity. Our goal is to focus on the development of not only our players, but also our coaches and staff with the Thunder and 66ers, and we are thrilled to see another member of the 66ers coaching staff continue their career by joining an NBA bench.”