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Great Britain’s Senior Men Head Coach, and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Joe Prunty stepped in as acting Head Coach last night in the NBA following a one-game suspension for Jason Kidd.
Prunty took charge as the Bucks fell to a 114-90 defeat against a soon-to-be London bound Orlando Magic side.
It was the third NBA game that Kidd’s right-hand man had been handed the reigns in, having previously been acting Head Coach on two occasions in their first season with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.
Prunty’s NBA record as acting Head Coach now stands at 1-2:
October 30, 2013 – @ Cleveland Cavaliers – lost 98-94
November 1, 2013 – v Miami Heat – won 101-100
November 27, 2015 – @ Orlando Magic – lost 114-90
The Bucks, who played in London last season, have a 6-10 record for this campaign, and Prunty believes they need to be ‘more consistent’.
— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) November 28, 2015
Prunty wasn’t the only GB National Team Head Coach present in Orlando last night, as GB U20 play-caller, Douglas Leichner, was in attendance.
— Douglas Leichner (@CoachLeichner) November 27, 2015
Prunty has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 2002 and is now in that role at a sixth different team having been an NBA champion in 2003 and 2005 with San Antonio Spurs.
The California-native has been at the helm of the GB Senior Men’s National Team since the summer of 2013.