Pels assistant Pannone signs up with Oats’ personnel at Bama
Ryan Pannone, an assistant coach with the New Orleans Pelicans, has accepted an offer to end up being an assistant coach under Nate Oats at Alabama, he informed ESPN on Saturday.Pannone originates from
a different background than a lot of assistant coaches in the college basketball ranks, formerly functioning as the head coach of the Pelicans G League affiliate for 3 seasons. Prior to that, his stops as an assistant, head coach or employee consisted of Angola, Israel, Germany, China, Korea and Slovakia. He also coached in junior college and high school in the United States.His G League teams in Birmingham, which is an hour from Tuscaloosa, played a hectic, wide-open offense with a heavy dose of 3-point shooting, which in many methods mirrored the design of play that Oats set up at Alabama over the previous few seasons. Pannone also coached two of Oats’previous players, Kira Lewis Jr. and Herbert Jones, on the Pelicans, which is where the connection with Alabama was strengthened.Pannone, a local of Clearwater, Florida, talked to for the head-coaching position at South Florida this spring.Alabama assistant coaches Bryan Hodgson( Arkansas State), Charlie Henry(Georgia Southern)and Antoine Pettway (Kennesaw State )all landed head-coaching positions, opening 3 areas on Oats’staff.The Crimson Tide won both the SEC routine season and conference tournament champions, making the top total seed in the NCAA competition before losing in the Sugary food 16 to ultimate national championship finalists San Diego State.Jonathan Givony is an NBA Draft expert and the founder and co-owner of DraftExpress.com, a private hunting and analytics service made use of by NBA, NCAA and global groups.