HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – The Windy City Bulls, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, have announced Charlie Henry as the organization’s second head coach. Henry takes over for Nate Loenser, who led the team in its inaugural season and has been named an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls.
Henry comes to Windy City after spending two seasons as an assistant for the Chicago Bulls under Fred Hoiberg. As an assistant, his responsibilities included player development, opponent game preparation and implementation of offensive schemes.
Prior to his stint with Chicago, Henry was a member of Hoiberg’s coaching staff at Iowa State for three seasons, where his tenure was highlighted by three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament (2013-15) and two Big 12 Conference Tournament Championships (2014, 2015). During his final two seasons, the Iowa State Cyclones posted a record of 53-17 (.757) and led the country in wins against top-25 teams. They were also one of two teams in the country to place in the top-15 in offensive efficiency every season from 2013-15.
“We are excited for Charlie to continue the process of building a world-class developmental program in Hoffman Estates,” said Windy City Bulls General Manager Brian Hagen. “Coach Henry brings a passion for player development. He understands the strong culture within our franchise, and we are confident he will continue to cultivate the synergy between Windy City and the Chicago Bulls.”
Before his time with the Cyclones, Henry spent the 2011-12 season as a video intern with the Indiana Pacers working under Frank Vogel. Prior to his move to Indiana, Henry spent the 2010-11 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Utah.
The Canton, MI., native was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team at Madonna University (MI) and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations. He received his master’s degree in educational leadership and policy study from Iowa State in 2014. Henry lives in Chicago with his wife Teisha.
The Windy City Bulls are preparing for their second season in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Beginning in November, the team will play 24 home games at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The newly re-branded NBA G League will enter its 17th season with 26 teams who will compete in the 50-game schedule.
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