Brian Keefe

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Brian Keefe
Los Angeles Lakers
Position Director of Player Development
League NBA
Personal information
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
College UC Irvine (1994–1996)
UNLV (1997–1999)
Position Guard
Coaching career 2000–present
Career history
As coach:
2000–2001 South Florida (assistant)
2001–2005 Bryant (assistant)
20092014 Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant)
2014–2016 New York Knicks (assistant)
2016–present Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)

Brian Keefe is an American basketball coach, currently a player development coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.


Keefe joined the Thunder franchise as a player development assistant on August 23, 2007, when the team was still the Seattle SuperSonics. Prior to that time, Keefe had been a video coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs.[1] Prior to joining the Spurs, Keefe was an assistant coach for four seasons at NCAA Division II Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., and one season at the University of South Florida.[1]

In 2010, Keefe was given defensive assistant coaching duties after the departure of Thunder assistant Ron Adams.[2] Keefe also coached the Thunder's summer league roster in Orlando from July 5–9, 2010.[2]

As a player, Keefe spent two seasons of NCAA basketball at UC Irvine before transferring to UNLV for his final two seasons, graduating in 1999.[1]

From 2014-2016, Keefe worked as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks under head coach Derek Fisher.[3]

In August 2016, Keefe joined the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff as a player development coach under head coach Luke Walton.