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Larry Greer
Position: Assistant Coach
Larry Greer came to Arizona State in September of 2012 and, along with assistant Eric Musselman, was instrumental in leading the turn-around of the Sun Devils in his first season in Tempe.  In 2012-2013, the program notched 12 more wins than in the previous season and returned to the postseason for the first time in three years.

 

Now entering his second season with Herb Sendek, Greer is responsible for opponent scouting, on-court player development, recruiting and future opponent scheduling.

Prior to his arrival in Tempe, Greer spent seven years working in the NBA, most recently as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers under Head Coach Nate McMillan, after serving as an advance scout for the franchise.  From 2005-2007, Greer worked as an advance scout for Jeff Van Gundy, with the Houston Rockets, coordinating scouting opponents and preparing detailed scouting reports.  Current Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls Tom Thibodeau and Current Head Coach of the Charlotte Bobcats Steve Clifford were assistant basketball coaches with the Rockets as well.

Before making the leap to the professional ranks in 2005, Greer had a distinguished run at the college level at four different universities.  At Wright State, Greer worked as an assistant coach from 2003-2005.  In 2003-2004 Hoopscoop.com named Greer one of the “Top Thirty Assistant Coaches” in the nation; Boston University from 1994-2003, Greer helped lead the Terriers to a school-record 25 wins and an NCAA Tournament berth in 1996, to another NCAA Tournament in 2002 and to the NIT in 2003.  In 2003-04.  Before joining Boston, he worked across town at Boston College as the Departmental Recruiting Coordinator from 1992-1994.  Greer got his start in the coaching profession as an assistant coach at Brandeis University in 1989-1992, helping coach the team to a ECAC  championship in 1992.

Greer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northeastern University in 1989 and was elected as team captain his senior year. Greer’s brother Andy is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

 Larry and his wife Emily, have two daughters:  Darcy (14), Ashley (11) and a son: Joey (9).

"The best recommendation I can give to anyone is would I would hire them in a second if I was given the chance? If I got a job tomorrow Larry would be a call I would make. He is an ideal fit and a wonderful addition to Herb's staff. He is professional and versatile and combines loyalty and hard work as good as one can expect. He embodies what you want in a coach." -- Jeff Van Gundy, Former NBA Head Coach and current Television Analyst

"I have known Larry Greer for over 20 years as a college basketball coach. In practice and as a bench coach, he knows the pulse of his own team and is ready to make in-game adjustments if needed. His knowledge about the college and NBA game is phenomenal and Larry is an exceptional coach.” -- Paul Biancardi, Former College Head Coach and now ESPN Director of Recruiting

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