Sidney lowe assistant Coach

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Sidney Lowe enters his first season on Flip Saunders' coaching staff with the Timberwolves, his fourth time coaching alongside Saunders' over the years, previously serving as an assistant under Saunders in Minnesota both from 1999-2000 and 2003-05, and in Detroit from 2005-06. The Washington, D.C., native and former NBA point guard has spent eight years as a head coach and 11 years as an assistant coach in the NBA and NCAA.

Lowe's ties with Minnesota originally began in 1989-90 as a player with the organization in its inaugural season, appearing in a career-high 80 games and averaging 21.8 minutes per game. He retired after the season, remaining with the organization and spending the 1990-91 season as the team's television color analyst. The next season he became an assistant coach under then-head-coach Jimmy Rodgers, eventually being promoted to head coach midway through the 1992-93 season and remaining in the position through the 1993-94 season.

Prior to re-joining Saunders' staff, Lowe served three seasons (2011-14) as an assistant with the Utah Jazz after previously serving as the head coach at North Carolina State University (2006-11). In his first season on the sidelines, he became just the third NC State coach to win 20 games and defeat the other three North Carolina institutions in the ACC (Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest). He is one of only four NC State coaches to have coached in the ACC Championship game in his first year.

Following five seasons as an assistant with Cleveland (1994-99) and one season with Minnesota (1999-2000), Lowe was named head coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies in June of 2000, eventually moving with the team to Memphis before stepping down shortly into the 2002-03 campaign.

As a player, Lowe was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick of the second round (25th overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft, whom immediately traded his rights to Indiana, where he spent the 1983-84 season. In 1984-85, Lowe spent time with both the Pistons and Atlanta Hawks. Over the next three years, Lowe was a point guard in the Continental Basketball Association, leading his teams to three consecutive CBA titles. He started the 1988-89 season with the Rapid City Thrillers before signing with the Charlotte Hornets. In 1990, Lowe joined the expansion Timberwolves.

Lowe graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where he starred under Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Morgan Wooten. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Paul’s College. Lowe and his wife Cass, reside in Raleigh, N.C. Lowe has three children (Sidney Jr., Lantzen, and Lindsey).

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