Reggie Geary

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Reggie Geary
Reggie Geary.jpg
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 Basketball-Reference.com

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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/g/gearyre01.html
  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 http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/specials/news/050603pr.htm
  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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