Bob Nash (basketball)

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Bob Nash
Personal information
Born (1950-08-24) August 24, 1950 (age 66)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Hartford Public
(Hartford, Connecticut)
College San Jacinto CC (1968–1970)
Hawaii (1970–1972)
NBA draft 1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1972–1979
Position Forward
Career history
As player:
19721974 Detroit Pistons
1974–1975 San Diego Conquistadors
19771979 Kansas City Kings
As coach:
2007–2010 University of Hawaii
2010–2011 Saitama Broncos
2012–present Toyama Grouses

Robert Lee "Bob" Nash (born August 24, 1950) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He took over for the retired Riley Wallace in April 2007 and was fired after the 2009–10 season. He had a 34-56 record as head coach over his three seasons at the helm.

A 1968 graduate of Hartford Public High School, Nash played college basketball for the UH-Manoa in the early 1970s and was a member of the school's most successful men's basketball team up to the time.

Nash played professionally during the 1970s as a member of the Detroit Pistons, San Diego Conquistadors and Kansas City Kings. He then became an assistant coach at Hawaii in 1987 and held that position until he was promoted to head coach in 2007.

Nash was inducted into the Hartford Public High School Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

He became the head coach of the Saitama Broncos in the bj league in Japan in 2010, where his son Bobby also played.[2] Nash left the team after the March 11 Japanese earthquake as the team shut down for the rest of the season.[3] Nash has been the head coach for the Toyama Grouses in the bj league since 2012.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall

Hawaii (Western Athletic Conference) (2007–2010)
2007–08 Hawaii 11–19 7–9 5th
2008–09 Hawaii 13–17
2009–10 Hawaii 10–20 3–13 9th
Hawaii: 34–56 (.378) 15–33
Total: 34–56 (.378)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  • 2010-11 Saitama 14-24
  • 2012-13 Toyama 35-17
  • 2013-14 Toyama 42-10
  • 2014-15 Toyama 35-17
  • 2015-16 Toyama 39-13
  • 2016-17 Toyama 8-26


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