Scott Roth

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Scott Roth
Iowa Wolves
Position Head coach
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1963-06-03) June 3, 1963 (age 54)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school Brecksville-Broadview Heights
(Brecksville, Ohio)
College Wisconsin (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 82nd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 1985–1994
Position Forward
Number 33, 3
Coaching career 1996–present
Career history
As player:
1985–1987 Efes Pilsen
1987–1988 Albany Patroons
1988 Utah Jazz
1989 San Antonio Spurs
1989–1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1991 Tau Cerámica
1991–1992 Panathinaikos
1992–1993 Llíria
1993–1994 Muratpaşa Belediyespor
As coach:
1996–2000 Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
2000–2002 Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2007–2009 Bakersfield Jam
2009–2010 Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2010–2013 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2013–2014 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2014–2015 Baloncesto Sevilla
2017–present Iowa Wolves
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Scott Edward Roth (born June 3, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player and head coach.

The 6'8" forward played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1982 to 1985, averaging more than 18 points per game in his senior season. Following his standout collegiate career, Roth was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He opted to begin his professional playing career overseas with Efes Pilsen in Turkey. He returned to North America in 1987 and appeared in 160 NBA games with the Utah Jazz (1987–88), San Antonio Spurs (1988–89) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1989–90) before returning to Europe to finish his playing career.

In 1989–90, Roth played for Bill Musselman, when the latter became the first head coach of the Timberwolves.

Coaching career[edit]

In March 2007, Roth was named head coach of the Dominican Republic national basketball team.[1]

Roth had coached in the NBA Development League with the Bakersfield Jam from 2007 to 2009 before he joined the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach for the 2009–10 season. He then joined the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach for the 2010–11 season.[2]

In the summer of 2014, Roth signed with Baloncesto Sevilla as head coach, but by September 2014 the Liga ACB had not processed his coaching license in time for him to start the season with the team.[3] Audie Norris assumed formal head coaching duties in Roth's place, [4] until Roth's contract was terminated on January 22, 2015.[5]

On September 25, 2015, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Roth has been hired as a scout.[6]

On August 29, 2017 it was announced that Roth was appointed as the head coach of the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League.[7]


  1. ^ DOM - Former NBA forward Roth lands national role
  2. ^ Scott Roth
  3. ^ ACB notifies Sevilla the non-processing the license of Scott Roth;, 23 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Audie Norris será el primer entrenador del Sevilla como 'tapadera' del 'ilegal' Roth;, 3 October 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Baloncesto Sevilla rescinde el contrato de Scott Roth;, 22 January 2015
  6. ^ "Timberwolves Announce Basketball Staff Additions". September 25, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ Zgoda, Jerry (August 29, 2017). "Scott Roth will coach Wolves' G League team". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 

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