Ira Bowman

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Ira Bowman
Auburn Tigers
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueSoutheastern Conference
Personal information
Born (1973-06-11) June 11, 1973 (age 45)
Newark, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSeton Hall Prep
(West Orange, New Jersey)
NBA draft1996 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–2003
Number11, 30, 7
Coaching career2009–present
Career history
As player:
1996Gold Coast Rollers
1996–1998Connecticut Pride
1998–1999New Jersey Shorecats
1998–2000Connecticut Pride
2000Philadelphia 76ers
2001Connecticut Pride
2001Atlanta Hawks
2001Philadelphia 76ers
2001Pastificio di Nola Napoli
2002–2003Grand Rapids Hoops
As coach:
2009–2012NJIT (assistant)
2012–2018Penn (assistant)
2018–presentAuburn (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Ira Bowman (born June 11, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently an assistant men's basketball coach for Auburn University.

He attended Providence College and the University of Pennsylvania[1] but was not selected in an NBA Draft. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks from 1999 to 2001, as well as Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association in 2002. He also played 13 games in the NBL for the Gold Coast Rollers in 1996.[2]

Bowman played high school basketball at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey, where he led the team to a 31–1 record as a senior and became the school's all-time career points leader.[3] He was also the Ivy League Player of the Year (1995–1996) when he was playing for the University of Pennsylvania.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Bowman, who was born in Newark, worked with Newark-based New Jersey Institute of Technology as an assistant basketball coach from 2008 to 2012 assisting head-coach Jim Engles in rebuilding the NCAA Division I record-setting (Division I transitional period) NJIT Highlanders men's basketball team.[5] Bowman was hired by the University of Pennsylvania in June 2012 as an assistant coach at his alma mater. In 2018, Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl hired Bowman as an assistant coach.


  1. ^ Big East-Ivy marriage? It works for Penn's Bowman, by Lynn Zinser - The Sporting News, published Nov. 27, 1995
  2. ^ Ira Bowman · #0, Accessed October 21, 2007.
  3. ^ Liss, Jason. "Talented Ira Bowman waits for his opportunity" Archived 2007-11-08 at the Wayback Machine., The Daily Pennsylvanian, February 23, 1994. Accessed October 21, 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-11. Penn Quakers : 2012-2013 Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
  5. ^ NJIT Highlanders : NJIT Names Three Assistant Men's Basketball Coaches

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