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Josh Longstaff returns home as G-League head coach

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:53 am
by Tom Nolette
Josh Longstaff returns home as G-League head coach

Portland native josh Longstaff is now the head coach for the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA G-League

http://www.wmtw.com/article/josh-longst ... h/13304893

Re: Josh Longstaff returns home as G-League head coach

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:09 am
by Tom Nolette
Portland native relishes his return to the Expo
Josh Longstaff played for Portland High, coached for Gorham High, and now is a rookie head coach in the G League

...“When he was playing,” said Joe Russo, the Portland High coach who had Longstaff as a player for four years and an assistant for three, “I remember him saying, ‘I’ll be in the pros, some day.’ I’m thinking, he’s five foot eight, if that. All kids dream. It’s probably going to be unlikely, but you’d never tell anybody it’s not going to happen.’ But of course, as you know, there’s more than one road to get to the NBA.”

Russo spoke at halftime of Sunday’s game, as former Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo strummed a guitar and sang Wonderwall.

“What makes him special is his people skills,” Russo said. “He just knows how to communicate and deal with people, and they like him because he’s genuine. I knew he’d be successful at anything.”

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/06/p ... -the-expo/

Re: Josh Longstaff returns home as G-League head coach

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:07 am
by Tom Nolette
Longstaff homecoming
Josh Longstaff's coaching debut at the Expo

http://www.wcsh6.com/sports/longstaff-h ... /489688653