Kevin Young (basketball, born 1981)

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Kevin Young
Philadelphia 76ers
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1981-11-17) November 17, 1981 (age 37)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Career information
High schoolSprayberry (Marietta, Georgia)
Coaching career2006–present
Career history
As coach:
2006–2007Shamrock Rovers
2007–2011Utah Flash (assistant)
2011–2013Iowa Energy
2013–2014Delaware 87ers (assistant)
2014–2015Delaware 87ers (Player Development)
2014–2016Delaware 87ers
2016–presentPhiladelphia 76ers (assistant)

Kevin Young (born November 17, 1981) is an American basketball coach who is an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been a coach for the NBA Development League's Iowa Energy, Utah Flash, and Delaware 87ers.

Coaching Experience[edit]

He made his professional head-coaching debut at age 23 in Dublin, Ireland, with the Shamrock Rovers. Returning to the states, he served as assistant coach at Utah Valley University, where he helped lead the team to its second most wins in a season.


Young's own basketball career started in Marietta, Georgia, where he played high school ball at Sprayberry High School under Coach Roger Kvam. After high school, Young attended Middle Georgia College. After 2 years, he transferred to Clayton State University where he was a stand out guard. He is still an all-time leader for field goals, assists and three-point shooting.


Young is married to Melissa Bailey of Omaha, Nebraska and they have two sons. They were married on July 2, 2011 in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.