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WINDY CITY BULLS FINALIZE BASKETBALL OPERATIONS AND COACHING STAFF FOR 2018-19 SEASON

By Kalyn Hutchinson | October 19, 2018

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, have announced their Basketball Operations and Coaching Staff for the 2018-19 NBA G League season. Josh Kreibich has been promoted to Manager of Basketball Operations and Ben Sanders has been named Coordinator of Basketball Operations. Additionally, Dean Cooper, Henry Domercant and Ben Uzoh will join head coach Charlie Henry’s staff as Assistant Coaches, while Jannero Pargo returns for a second season.

Having served as the Coordinator of Basketball Operations during the team’s inaugural season and becoming an Assistant Coach last season, Kreibich is now the Manager of Basketball Operations in his third year with the team. Prior to Windy City, Kreibich spent two seasons with Northern Arizona University (2014-16) as a graduate assistant before assuming the role of Director of Basketball Operations. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for Concordia University (2012-14).

Sanders spent last season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the role of Basketball Operations Assistant. His previous experience includes time with John Lucas Enterprises as a Player Development Coach and Video Coordinator for the University of Mexico. Saunders also spent time at Rice University, starting as a graduate assistant and expanding his role to Video Coordinator before becoming  Assistant Director of Basketball Operations.

Cooper comes to Windy City with 30 years of coaching and front office experience. He served as the head coach of the Salt Lake City Stars/Idaho Stampede for three seasons (2014-2017). Prior to his time with Salt Lake City, Cooper enjoyed a second stint with the Houston Rockets as an Assistant Coach under Kevin McHale from 2012-14. His first stint with the Rockets spanned nine seasons (1999-2008) where he held several roles including Video Coordinator, Assistant Coach, Personnel Scout, Director of Scouting and Vice President of Player Personnel. Aside from his time with Houston and Salt Lake City, Cooper spent time with the Minnesota Timberwolves as the Director of Player Development for two seasons (2010-12). Before joining the NBA ranks, Cooper coached four years at the collegiate level with his alma mater, Aquinas College and the University of Buffalo. He began his coaching career in Michigan, spending five years at Belding High School and three years at Caledonia High School.

Domercant began his coaching career last season serving as an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws. Prior to his time with Maine, Domercant played professionally for 14 years, beginning in 2003 with the CBA. He spent 12 seasons overseas playing for clubs in Turkey (2003-06, 2012-14), Greece (2006-07), Russia (2007-08, 2010-12) and Italy (2008-10, 2014-15), before returning to the United States for his final season where he appeared in 12 games with the Idaho Stampede, with Cooper as his head coach. The Chicago, Illinois native starred at Naperville North High School and played collegiately at Eastern Illinois, where he had the second-highest Division-I scoring average in consecutive seasons. Domercant finished his collegiate career with 2,602 points, which set EIU and Ohio Valley Conference records.

Pargo joined Windy City last season after a 15-year career in the NBA, NBA G League and overseas. He played for seven NBA teams and appeared in 499 career games. Pargo played for the Chicago Bulls (2004-06, 2009-10) and enjoyed his best statistical campaign during the 2003-04 season when he averaged 13.5 points per game. His NBA G League experience spans 27 games with two franchises, the Long Beach Jam (2004) and Oklahoma City Blue (2016-17).

As part of the NBA’s Assistant Coaches Program (ACP), Uzoh joins the coaching staff with seven years of professional playing experience. His resume includes time with three NBA organizations (New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers), four NBA G League franchises (Springfield Armor, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Tulsa 66ers, Canton Charge) and teams overseas in Russia (2011) and Belgium (2017). In addition to his professional career, Uzoh is a member of the Nigerian Senior Men’s National Team. He played collegiately for four years at Tulsa and comprised a career average of 13.8 points in 141 games played.

The Windy City Bulls enters its third season of professional basketball in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Beginning November 2, the team will play 24 home games at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The NBA G League, which is in its 18th season, will expand to 27 teams for the 2018-19 season with the addition of the Capital City Go-Go (affiliate of the Washington Wizards). For more information about the team, and to purchase tickets, visit WindyCityBulls.com.

 

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