The New Orleans Pelicans keep making moves with hopes of possibly making the playoffs next season. Stan Van Gundy, who was recently named the organization's new head coach, has started adding pieces to his coaching staff.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Bob Beyer from the Sacramento Kings will join Van Gundy's staff next season.
Sacramento assistant Bob Beyer is joining Stan Van Gundy’s coaching staff in New Orleans, sources tell ESPN. Beyer had been with SVG on his staffs in Orlando and Detroit.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 31, 2020
Beyer, who has been an NBA assistant since 2007, spent the past season in Sacramento. In addition to the Magic and Pistons, where he coached under Van Gundy, he has also spent time on coaching staffs in Oklahoma City, Charlotte, Golden State and Toronto.
In the five seasons 'SVG' & Beyer were together in Orlando, the Magic never failed to make the playoffs. They even made it to the Eastern Conference Finals twice and advanced to the NBA Finals once.
The Kings have lost yet another assistant coach, as during the summer Igor Kokoskov left to become head coach of Fenerbahce in the EuroLeague. That vacancy was filled by former Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry, who was replaced by Van Gundy.
Bob Beyer’s departure for New Orleans, per ESPN, is the second from Luke Walton’s staff, following Igor Kokoskov. Beyer was credited for his work when the Kings played some of their best defense. Alvin Gentry replaces Kokoskov. Curious as to how Walton handles this loss.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 31, 2020