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Austin Spurs Announce Coaching Staff Additions

October 7, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) - Austin Spurs News Release

AUSTIN (Oct. 7, 2015) - The Austin Spurs today announced that Patrick Mutombo and AJ Diggs have been hired as assistant coaches. Mutombo and Diggs will join head coach Ken McDonald on Austin's bench.

"The additions of Patrick and AJ bring a wealth of NBA and player development experience to our team that will serve our group well moving forward," said head coach Ken McDonald. "We are fortunate to continue to attract strong candidates to join our coaching staff."

Mutombo was most recently an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets (2012-15) following a six-year professional career overseas in Italy, Brazil and Greece. He played 29 games with the NBA D-League Bakersfield Jam (2009-11), averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 22.0 minutes. Mutombo played collegiately for Metropolitan State University, winning NCAA Division II championships in 2000 and 2002.

Diggs comes to Austin after spending last season as an assistant coach with the Maine Red Claws. Prior to joining the Red Claws he served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Long Beach Poly High School. Diggs played one season in the D-League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce (2005-06) after lettering four years at the University of California (2000-04), where his career total of 158 steals ranks third all-time behind Jason Kidd (204) and Butch Hays (166).

The Austin Spurs season opener is Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. against the Texas Legends at Cedar Park Center. For ticket information, please visit austinspurs.com or call (512) 236-8333. Season and group tickets are available now and start at just $8.


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