Jim Moran (basketball)

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Jim Moran
Detroit Pistons
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1978-12-03) December 3, 1978 (age 44)
Syosset, New York
NationalityAmerican / Irish
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Dominic (Oyster Bay, New York)
CollegeWilliam & Mary (1997–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career2001–2011
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
2001–2011Gran Canaria
As coach:
20152021Portland Trail Blazers (assistant)
2021–presentDetroit Pistons (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

James Timothy Moran (born December 3, 1978)[1] is an American-Irish retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Playing career[edit]

Moran was born in Syosset, New York and attended St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay from 1993 to 1997.[1] He played on a state championship team during his prep years.[2] After graduating, Moran played four years of college basketball at William & Mary (1997–2001) where he scored 1,324 points and was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Team member in his junior and senior seasons.[2]

Moran played his entire professional career for CB Gran Canaria in Spain's Liga ACB (2001 to 2011).[2] On April 21, 2013, Moran became the only player in Gran Canaria history to have his jersey retired.[2] In 10 seasons with the team he recorded 2,060 points, 802 rebounds and 321 assists in 7,452 minutes.[2]

Moran has also competed for Ireland's national team.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In November 2013, Moran began his coaching career as a player development coach for the NBA Development League's Maine Red Claws.[3] He then became the Portland Trail Blazers' associate video coordinator for the 2014–15 season.[4] The Trail Blazers finished that season with a 51–31 record, a Northwest Division championship, and a berth into the Western Conference playoffs as a fourth-seed.[4] Moran was promoted to be a full-time assistant coach upon the start of the 2015–16 season.[4] He then spent the next six years with Portland, but was fired as part of a wholesale coaching staff change at the conclusion of the 2020–21 season.[5] Moran was hired soon thereafter as a top assistant for the Detroit Pistons.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Jim Moran". Player Profile. Liga ACB. 2011. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dearth, Sonny (July 19, 2013). "Jim Moran: Former W&M basketball standout sees jersey retired by Spanish club Gran Canaria". Daily Press. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Barker, Alan (August 11, 2014). "James Moran's road to the NBA begins in Portland". examiner.com. AXS Digital Group LLC. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Former Men's Basketball Standout Jim Moran Named Portland Trail Blazers Assistant Coach". TribeAthletics.com. College of William & Mary. November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Corp, Sean (July 26, 2021). "Pistons add another assistant coach with a player development background to staff". Vox Media, LLC.

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