Will Weaver, who’s been Kenny Atkinson’s sideline assistant for two years, is likely headed to Long Island as the Nets G-League coach, ESPN’s Ian Begley reports.
Will Weaver is nearing an agreement with the G League's Long Island Nets to serve as the club's next head coach, league sources told ESPN. Weaver is a member of Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson's staff and had previously worked under Brett Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 12, 2018
The job opened earlier this month when Ronald Nored joined the Charlotte Hornets staff under new head coach James Borrego. Weaver has served officially as an assistant to Atkinson. Before his job with the 76ers, he worked at the University of Texas. He’s also been an assistant coach for Australia’s national team.
Both with the 76ers and Nets, Weaver has been at the center of the analytics/video nexus using a variety of technologies to enhance players’ performance.
Weaver earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Texas in three years, then returned to get his master’s in Kinesiology, the scientific study of human body movement.
He served as an assistant coach at Texas a decade ago (when Kevin Durant played in Austin) and worked as well for the Austin Toros, now the Austin Spurs who are San Antonio’s D-League team.
Sean Marks has said he views the Long Island Nets as a proving ground not just for players but also for coaches and front office staff.