On October 12th, Donovan made the choice to begin contemporary along with his new teaching employees, letting go of all Bulls assistants aside from the offensive-minded Chris Fleming. Now, a few weeks later, it seems Donovan has made his first official rent.
Philadelphia 76ers assistant John Bryant will go away the workforce to be a part of Chicago, in accordance to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 28, 2020
All of Bryant’s NBA expertise stems from the 76ers group. He began his time as an assistant coach for his or her Delaware 87ers – Philly’s G-League affiliate – earlier than receiving a promotion and becoming a member of former head coach Brett Brown’s employees in 2016. Prior to his expertise with the 76ers, Bryant performed basketball in faculty and the G-League.
Honestly, I don’t know a lot in regards to the dude, however from some feedback I’ve seen throughout the Twitterverse, he looks like a beloved man. And whereas I do know his expertise will not be all that intriguing, he does nonetheless comes to Chicago from a profitable group. Not to point out, he helped oversee the 76ers’ transformation from a 28 win workforce to a 50+ win workforce, which is an analogous leap the Bulls (clearly) hope to make quickly.
I’d be curious to know if basic supervisor Marc Eversley – who additionally comes over from Philly – turned Donovan onto Bryant. The assistant coach does appear to have a really related philosophy to Donovan and Eversley, which is strongly centered round constructing relationships and connecting with gamers on a extra private stage. In different phrases, the rent appears to completely align with the workforce’s purpose to turn into a player-first franchise.
Anyway, this video from the National Basketball Coaches Association gives an important look into Bryant’s historical past and training type. Make certain to give it a watch, as a result of I feel the Bulls acquired their palms on an excellent one.