Reggie Geary

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Reggie Geary
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Personal information
Born (1973-08-31) August 31, 1973 (age 42)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College Arizona (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 1996–2004
Position Point guard
Number 2, 4
Career history
As player:
1996–1997 Cleveland Cavaliers
1997–1998 San Antonio Spurs
1998–1999 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1999–2000 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2000–2001 Bnei HaSharon (Israel)
2001–2002 Porto (Portugal)
2002–2003 JL Bourg-en-Bresse (France)
2003–2004 BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
As coach:
2007–2008 Anaheim Arsenal
2008–2009 Arizona Wildcats (asst.)
2009–2011 SMU Mustangs (asst.)
2011–2013 Yokohama B-Corsairs
2013–2015 Chiba Jets
2015–present Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins Nagoya
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 209 (2.1 ppg)
Assists 110 (1.1 apg)
Stats at

Reggie Elliot Geary (born August 31, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball guard[1] for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (1996–97) and San Antonio Spurs (1997–98). Since 2011 he has coached several teams in Japan's professional basketball leagues.[2][3]

Geary played college basketball at the University of Arizona under head coach Lute Olson. As a player at Arizona, the Wildcats had a 104-23 (.819) record, two Pac-10 Conference championships, and an appearance in the 1994 Final Four. He remains Arizona's fourth all-time steals leader (208) and sixth all-time leader in assists (560). Aside from his NBA career, Geary played two seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (1998 to 2000), and in Israel, Portugal, France and the Ukraine.[4]

In 2005, Geary became recruiting and basketball operations coordinator at Arizona, working under Lute Olson.[4] He then became head coach of the NBA D-League's Anaheim Arsenal for 18 months, before returning to Olson's staff as an assistant coach in 2008.[5][6] From 2009 to 2011, Geary was an assistant coach at Southern Methodist University under head coach Matt Doherty.[7]

In 2012, Geary was named coach of the year while at the helm for the Japanese professional basketball league's Yokohama B-Corsairs.[3] The following season, Geary led the B-Corsairs to the league title, becoming the league's first foreign-born coach to win the championship.[8]

He left the B-Corsairs at the end of the 2012-13 season due to the club's financial difficulties. In July 2013 he signed to coach the Chiba Jets, a team which was moving from the bj-league to the National Basketball League during the same off-season.[9] After an 18-36 record in 2013-14, Geary led the Jets to the NBL playoffs in 2014-15 with a 34-20 record.[10]

Geary's contract with the Jets was not renewed at the end of the 2014-15 season.[10] He signed with the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins Nagoya of the NBL in June 2015 and led the team to a seventh-place 27-28 record in the 2015-16 season, losing in the first round of the playoffs to Link Tochigi Brex.[11][12]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Justin Burrell signs with Japanese team - Colleges Blog - ESPN New York
  3. ^ a b American Justin Burrell wins MVP in Japan pro league - ESPN
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Former Wildcats guard Geary returns to Arizona staff - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  6. ^ Arizona Wildcats to tap assistant Russ Pennell as coach - ESPN
  7. ^ Player Bio: Reggie Geary - SMUMUSTANGS.COM - The Official Athletic Site of SMU Mustangs
  8. ^ Odeven, Ed (20 May 2013). "Yokohama captures first-ever bj-league title". Japan Times. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Odeven, Ed (20 July 2013). "Yokohama to name Katsuhisa coach". Japan Times. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Nagatsuka, Kaz (3 June 2015). "Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins". Japan Times. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Nagatsuka, Kaz (12 May 2016). "Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams". Japan Times. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Brex sharpshooters take down Diamond Dolphins". Japan Times. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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