Matt Brase

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Matt Brase
Houston Rockets
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1982-06-15) June 15, 1982 (age 37)
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolCatalina Foothills
(Catalina Foothills, Arizona)
CollegeCentral Arizona (2001–2003)
Arizona (2003–2005)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As coach:
2008–2009Arizona (assistant)
2009–2011Grand Canyon (assistant)
2012–2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers (assistant)
2013–2015Houston Rockets (director of operations)
2015–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018–presentHouston Rockets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Matt Brase is an American basketball coach, currently works as an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Matt Brase played for his grandfather basketball coach Lute Olson from 2003–2005, leading Arizona to the NCAA Tournament, where they reached the Elite Eight in 2005.[2]

He also played for 1 year at Michigan City Highschool in Indiana. Aaron Hanpton was his mentor.

College coaching career[edit]

After graduation Brase served in different capacities in the Arizona Wildcats basketball department. After being promoted to assistant coach at Arizona during the 2009, his team reached the Sweet 16[3]

For the 2009-11 seasons, Brase served as an assistant coach at Grand Canyon University while studying for his master's degree in business administration with a focus on leadership.[4]

Professional coaching career[edit]

The Houston Rockets hired him in 2011. During the 2011-12 season he worked as part of the Rockets basketball operations staff focusing on player personnel and scouting college, international and NBA players. In 2012-2013 Brase served as an assistant coach for Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In 2013, he became the Director of Operations for the Houston Rockets. The Houston Rockets named him the head coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers beginning the 2015 season.[5] In 2018, he became an Assistant coach for the Houston Rockets.[6]