The Brooklyn Nets have appointed David Vanterpool as assistant coach on Steve Nash’s coaching staff.
Vanterpool comes to Brooklyn after serving the past two seasons (2019-21) as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the previous seven seasons (2012-19) as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. Additionally, Vanterpool spent two years (2010-12) in the front office in the Oklahoma City Thunder as a professional staff manager. Before starting his NBA coaching career, Vanterpol spent three years (2007-10) as an assistant coach with CSKA Moscow, helping lead the team to three Russian leagues and the 2008 Euroleague title. Vanterpol previously worked as an assistant coach with the Canadian men’s national team.
Vanterpool spent part of the NBA season (2000-01) with the Washington Wizards during a 12-year professional career in which he played in Italy, China, Russia, the Continental Basketball Association and the NBA. As a member of CSKA Moscow, Interpol won the Euroleague in 2006 and was named to the Euroleague 2nd team in 2003-04 while playing for Italian champion Montepaschi Siena. He also won the 2000 CBA Championship with the Yakima Sun Kings. Vanterpool played a collegiate role for four years (1991-1995) at Saint Bonaventure University, where he was named First Team Atlantic-10 and is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.