SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Milton Lee, the general manager of minor league operations for the Brooklyn Nets, announced Tuesday that Doug Overton has been named the new coach of the Springfield Armor.
Overton becomes the third head coach in the team’s history.
“Doug brings a wealth of experience as both an NBA player and coach, and his relationship with the Nets over the past several years will make this a very smooth transition for both him and our team,” Lee says in a statement.
Overton has spend the last five years as an assistant coach and player development coach for the Brooklyn Nets. He has also worked in coaching and front office roles at Saint Joseph’s University and the Philadelphia 76ers.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to take over as the head coach of the Springfield Armor. I’m looking forward to developing our players, both on and off the court, and continuing to build a winning culture in Springfield,” Overton adds in a statement.
Overton played in the NBA for 11 years after being drafted in second round of the 1991 NBA Draft. He played 499 games for seven teams, including the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Nets.
He and his wife live in the Philadelphia area with their daughter. Overton’s son, Miles, is a freshman at Wake Forest, where he plays on the men’s basketball team.