Reggie Theus, a former Inglewood High School standout who went on to play for 13 seasons in the NBA, was hired Monday to coach the Lakers’ developmental league team, the D-Fenders. Theus served as a TV analyst on Pac-12 games last season.
“Reggie’s extensive NBA background coupled with his experience developing players at the collegiate basketball level will make him a great asset to our franchise,” said Joey Buss, the D-Fenders’ team president and CEO.
Theus was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to ’11 after he served as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings. He also coached New Mexico State and was an assistant coach at Louisville.