Will Voigt and His Staff to Lead 2013 All-Star TeamJanuary 29, 2013 - NBA Development League (D-League) - Bakersfield Jam
Voigt will be joined in Houston by, assistants John Bryant and Rod Baker, and head athletic trainer Shaun Mirza.
"I am fortunate to work with great owners, an outstanding staff and tremendous players,” said Voigt. “I am honored to have been selected, but the real credit goes to them."
Bryant said, “Having our staff selected to coach is a testament to our players; they are the ones who put in the work day in and day out.” He added, “Coach Voigt has laid out and presented the blueprint since training camp and our entire Jam staff (Coach Baker and myself included) make it our goal every day to provide our players with the knowledge to put them in the best position to succeed.”
“This is an honor to be a part of NBA D-League All-Star just as it's been an honor to be a part of the Jam organization,” said Baker. “It just points to the hard work and performance of the players. Their skill sets and willingness to ‘buy in’ has led to the team's success.”
Mirza said, "It's simply a testament to our team and staff's preparation and commitment to winning. We set the goal of being the elite team in the league since day one and at the midpoint it's great to see we are where we need to be.” He added, “Personally, it is a great honor to be going to the NBA D-League All-Star Game in Houston and I couldn't be more proud of our guys for all their hard work."
Along with the Jam coaching staff, the Maine Red Claws head coach Mike Taylor and his staff were selected to coach the Futures Team. Voigt was selected to helm the Prospects Team based on having the highest winning percentage with a 17-8 record in the three-division NBA D-League in games played through Jan. 27. Taylor and his staff earned the trip to Houston to coach the Futures Team by virtue of a 17-10 record and winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with Alex Jensen and the staff of the Canton Charge, who had the same record through games of Jan. 27, for the League’s second-best winning percentage. Taylor and Voigt are each making their first NBA D-League All-Star appearance.
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