January 7, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Utah Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe instructs during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. The Jazz defeated the Warriors 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Utah Jazz 2012 Coaching Spotlight: Sidney Lowe

The Utah Jazz enters the 2012-13 season with a tremendous coaching staff. In 2011, the Jazz had the opportunity to both pick up a veteran coach, and a coach with an established relationship with Tyrone Corbin. I am talking about Sidney Lowe.

As a player Lowe had an impressive run with North Carolina State, being a part of a team that would lead them to National Championship in 1983. Lowe started his career in the NBA in 1983 when drafted by the Chicago Bulls, and traded to Indiana. From 1983 to 1985 would play with Indiana, Detroit, and Atlanta. Lowe moved into the CBA from 1985-1988 leading his teams to three consecutive CBA titles. Sidney eventually played alongside Coach Corbin in Minnesota during the 1989-90 season. Regardless of his flashes of great play in the CBA, as an NBA player his stats were not particularly notable.

Sidney Lowe began his coaching career in the 1992-93 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his years as a coach he would spend time as an NCAA coach with North Carolina State, and time as an NBA coach with Minnesota, Vancouver, Detroit, and the Utah Jazz. His two most notable seasons came as an assistant coach under Flip Saunders leading teams to Conference Finals in both Minnesota 03-05, and Detroit 05-06.

During the span of his coaching career he has spent ten years as an assistant coach, and eight years as a head coach. He brings an extensive veteran level of coaching to the Utah Jazz. His ability to coach players at every level, from rookie to veteran is a pivotal part of ensuring the Jazz maintains a cohesive unit. Lowe’s experience also helps create a conducive environment for developing young talent. Sidney Lowe is a brilliant part of the Utah Jazz coaching staff, and is one of the reasons the Jazz offers one of the best combinations in the country.

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