Poughkeepsie, NY (Sports Network) - Marist College hired Jeff Bowers to
serve as head coach of the men's basketball team on Wednesday.
"I would like to welcome Jeff and his family back to the Marist College
community and the Hudson River Valley," Marist director of athletics Tim
Murray said. "I am confident in his ability to evaluate talent and character
given his breadth of experience at the collegiate and NBA levels. Jeff
understands Marist's values and the high academic standards that are expected
of our student-athletes. Our goal is to win MAAC championships, and we feel
that Jeff has both the leadership and management skills to reach this
Bowers brings 30 years of coaching experience at both the collegiate and NBA
levels. Bower spent nine seasons as an assistant coach for the Red Foxes from
1986-1995 before moving to the NBA. Over 15 years in the NBA with the
Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets he has served as head coach and general manager,
among other positions.
Most recently, Bower served as a consultant to the NBA league office and
various NBA teams.
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