Stan Van Gundy continues give his coaching staff a new-look as the Miami Herald reported today that the Hedgehog hired Heat scout and former PG Tim Hardaway as an assistant.
“I’m ecstatic,” Hardaway told the Herald. “It’s something I wanted to do. It’s all about teaching. I’m good at teaching and understanding players.
“Stan and I have great rapport,” Hardaway continued. “[Heat president] Pat Riley said it’s a great thing for me and he’s happy for me […] “It’s going to be hard, going to be sad [to leave the Heat]. There will always be a big place in my heart for the Heat, Micky Arison, Pat Riley. It’s bittersweet.”
Known for his “killer crossover”, Hardaway is a five-time NBA All-Star who averaged over 20 points and 10 assists per game during his 14-year pro career. He’s also the father of former Michigan and now New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway, Jr.
In addition to Hardaway Sr., Van Gundy also tabbed former NBA players Quentin Richardson and Malik Allen to join his coaching staff.