Brian James (basketball)

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Brian James
Personal information
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Taylorville, Illinois
Nationality American
Career information
High school Glenbrook North
Position Assistant coach
Career history
As coach:
19951998 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
19982001 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
20012003 Washington Wizards (assistant)
20052007 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
20102013 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2013–present Northwestern (assistant)

Brian James (born in Taylorville, Illinois in 1956) is an American basketball coach currently serving as an assistant coach of the Northwestern University. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers (2010–2013) and Milwaukee Bucks (2005–2007).

Prior to joining the Milwaukee Bucks, James served as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons (1995–98), Toronto Raptors (1998–01) and Washington Wizards (2001–03). James also served as an advanced scout for the Seattle SuperSonics (2004–2005) as well as an NBA analyst for

Before his NBA coaching career, James enjoyed heavy success coaching Illinois high school basketball. In 18 seasons, James accumulated a varsity record of 196-79 (.713), won five league championships with Glenbrook North High School, and appeared in the Illinois state tournament four times. James began his coaching career as an assistant coach of the Wilmington High School boys' basketball team in Wilmington, Illinois in the late 1970s.

On June 13, 2013, James became an assistant coach for Northwestern University.[1]


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