It was first announced that Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach under Byron Scott Jamahl Mosley would be returning as a member on Mike Brown’s coaching staff when Brown was officially announced as the head coach for the Wine and Gold (Nate Tibbetts was also rumored to be staying with Cleveland, but he joined the Portland Trail Blazers’ coaching staff). Those who still resent LeBron James are most likely familiar with Mosley because of his gesture toward the King when he returned to Quicken Loans Arena in 2010. But, here are some things you should know about Jamahl Mosley (information gathered via nba.com):
- He attended the University of Colorado from 1997-2001 and became one of 27 players in school history to score over 1,000 points
- After becoming a four-year letter winner at Colorado, Mosley played professionally in Australia, Spain and Korea for four total seasons
- Mosley was on the coaching staff for the Denver Nuggets for five seasons prior to joining the Cavaliers in 2010
- He was on the coaching staff for the Nuggets in 2009 when the team reached the Western Conference Finals
- Mosley was in charge of defensive duties on former head coach Byron Scott; it is presumed that he will maintain that same role if Brown brings him back
- Working under George Karl in Denver allowed him to gain valuable experience coaching younger stars
Make sure to check back on Right Down Euclid for any assistant coaching vacancy updates for Mike Brown’s staff. We have provided insight on John Kuester and Phil Handy (confirmed hire) thus far and will be previewing more options as the information comes forward.