Duane Ticknor

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Duane Ticknor
Sacramento Kings
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Career information
College South Dakota
Career history
As coach:
1989–1992 Rapid City Thrillers (asst.)
1995–1998 Black Hills Posse
1998–1999 Rapid City Thrillers
1999–2000 Dakota Wizards, Yankton Timberwolves
2000–2001 Siouxland Bombers
2002–2005 Gary Steelheads
2005–2007 Marquette Catholic HS
2007–2009 Dakota Wizards
2009–2011 Sioux Falls Skyforce (asst.)
2012–2013 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
20132016 Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2016–present Sacramento Kings (assistant)

Duane Ticknor is an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and a former NBA D-League head coach for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Sioux Falls Skyforce.[1][2][3]


Ticknor is a native of Vermillion, South Dakota where he played basketball at Vermillion High School. He initially played basketball at Southern State College before transferring to the University of South Dakota where he played for the USD Coyotes. He graduated in 1978.

Ticknor became an assistant at Southern State and later, its head coach. After the college closed in 1984, Ticknor moved on to National College.[4]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants[edit]

The Mad Ants hired Ticknor in 2012.[5] Ticknor guided the Mad Ants to a 27-23 record and helped the team make their first NBA D-League playoff appearance.[6]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

Ticknor joined the Grizzlies just before the 2013–14 NBA season. During his first year with the team, the Grizzlies made the 2014 NBA Playoffs, but they lost in the first round to the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games.[7]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

On June 3, 2016, Ticknor joined the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach.[8]


External links[edit]

  • An interview with Ticknor can be found here