The Plastic Man. NCAA champion. Solid 17-year NBA career. Most recently, UNLV assistant coach.
Stacey Augmon is all of that — and now he may be an assistant coach for Jason Kidd with the Milwaukee Bucks, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.
Kidd goes with people he knows and trusts as assistants.
One of Augmon’s great attributes as a player was his wingspan — he was long and used that to his defensive advantage (hence the “plastic man” nickname). He comes to a team known for being young and long with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Michael Carter-Williams and others. You can’t teach length, but maybe you can teach how to use it.
Augmon had a long career playing for Atlanta, Detroit, Portland, Charlotte, New Orleans, and Orlando, and he averaged 8 points a game over the course of his career (the high was 14.8 a game with the Hawks in 1993-94). As a coach, he was a player development specialist with the Nuggets for a while. He left there to become an assistant coach at his alma mater, UNLV.