TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Apache of Japan’s professional basketball league has hired former NBA coach Bob Hill.
The 61-year-old held head coaching positions in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, and Seattle SuperSonics. As the head coach of Apache, Hill is the first coach with NBA head coaching experience in Japan’s professional basketball league.
Conor Neu, general manager of the Tokyo Apache, said the signing “demonstrates this organization’s commitment to our fans and players.”
Since departing the NBA after the 2006–2007 season with the Sonics, Hill has trained multiple NBA draft picks, represented the U.S. Basketball Academy in China, and coached with the Shaanxi team in China. ♦