Longstaff added to US Basketball World Cup qualifying staff
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Josh Longstaff, coach of Erie in the NBA G League and a former assistant with Oklahoma City and New York, will be an assistant coach for the U.S. Basketball World Cup qualifying team.
USA Basketball said Wednesday that Longstaff will join Jeff Van Gundy’s staff for games on June 28 in Mexico and July 1 in Cuba, as well as second-round games in September.
He replaces Ronald Nored, who recently was hired as a Charlotte Hornets assistant.
Longstaff led the BayHawks to a 28-22 record last season and the Eastern Conference finals. Before that, he spent three seasons with the Knicks after beginning his career with the Thunder from 2010-14.
John Thompson III is the other assistant for the Americans, who are unbeaten under Van Gundy and already have clinched a spot in the second round of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in China.