Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  10 responses

Damon Stoudemire: Memphis Tigers’ New Assistant Coach

Mighty Mouse will leave the Grizzlies’ coaching staff to join that of the Memphis Tigers, according to CBS Sports: “A formal announcement is expected soon. [Damon] Stoudamire, 37, played at Arizona like [Josh] Pastner and has been an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2009. He spent 13 seasons as a player in the NBA and will join Jack Murphy on the Tigers staff. Pastner still has one spot left to fill because Willis Wilson and Glynn Cyprien both left after last season. Wilson took the head coaching position at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Cyprien is now an assistant for Billy Kennedy at Texas A&M.”

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  • http://gmail dirty frank

    I hope his basketball IQ is higher than his airport security IQ.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @dirtyfrank hardy har har….he’s been apart of the Grizzlies coaching staff since 2009. He’ll do great at the college level especially with the youngins over there at UM. Dudes act is clean and he’s moving on up, wouldn’t be surprised to see him land a head coaching position in the college world sometime soon

  • MikeC.

    @dirty frank – was it Stoudemire that thought he could sneak weed through a metal detector by wrapping it in tinfoil? So many dumb things done by the old Jailblazer teams that I can’t keep track of it all.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    dirty frank shut it down, no more comments

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    @ MikeC. Yes it was. EPIC

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    @Rick Kamla. I totally forgot he was working with the Griz. Good for him really…I can’t say I didn’t do some really stupid ish as a youngster. Not tinfoil in metal detector dumb but…

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I hope he can mentor Will Barton a bit and help him tap that enormous potential he has.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    In other coaching news, Paul McCartney, err, Kevin McHale will be the new coach of the Rockets..

  • http://www.arbys.com LilKDub503

    I went to Damon Stoudamire’s basketball camp the same year of the airport security thing. I asked the question (my mom was all for it), and his face went so white it was ridiculous.

  • jakedouglasroberts

    you didn’t do that. that didn’t happen.

    anyways, mighty mouse could develop into a solid recruiter for coach josh. he’s got the NBA resume to influence a kid’s decision. i’m also very excited to see what he can do with antonio barton, as AB had flashes of being a fantastic young point guard for us last season. he’s got a better outside stroke and contributed more last season than anyone in memphis expected.