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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

Basketball Operations Bob Beyer Associate Head Coach Bob Beyer enters his first year as associate head coach after serving the previous two years as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons. Prior to the Pistons, he spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats. A coaching veteran with over 30 years of experience at the NBA and collegiate levels, Beyer spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, helping the team to the Western Conference Semifinals in its first playoff appearance since 2006-07. Prior to that, he spent five seasons on Head Coach Stan Van Gundy’s staff with the Orlando Magic from 2007-12. During his time with the Magic, the team compiled a 259-135 (.657) record and won 50-plus games in four consecutive seasons from 2007-11. The team earned three straight Southeast Malik Allen Assistant Coach Tim Hardaway Assistant Coach 18 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook Division titles and went to the playoffs in each of their five seasons, winning the 2009 Eastern Conference Championship and reaching the NBA Finals. Beyer’s NBA coaching career began with the Toronto Raptors, when he served as an assistant coach in 2003-04 and as the team’s advance scout in 2004-05. Before joining the NBA ranks, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Tech University under legendary Coach Bob Knight from 2001-03. Beyer also served as head coach at Siena College from 1994-97. His college coaching experience also includes stints as an assistant coach at the University of Albany (1985-89), Siena (1989-93), the University of Wisconsin (1994-97), Northwestern University (1997-2000) and the University of Dayton (2005-07). Beyer graduated from Alfred University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in history and minors in coaching, writing and secondary education. He earned his master’s degree in curriculum planning and development while coaching at Albany. Malik Allen enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons after a 10-year playing career in the NBA from 2001-11. Allen played in 478 career games with Miami, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Denver and Orlando. He averaged 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 15.2 minutes and played for Head Coach Stan Van Gundy both in Miami (2003-05) and Orlando (2010-11). Allen averaged career highs in points (9.6), rebounds (5.3), minutes (29.0) and games (80) as a member of the Miami Heat during the 2002-03 season. A native of Willingboro, NJ, Allen played four seasons at Villanova University, averaging 9.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in 125 career games. He and his wife, Kara, have a son and a daughter. Tim Hardaway is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons. A 13-year NBA veteran as a player, Hardaway enjoyed a stellar career being named to five NBA All-Star teams and earning All-NBA honors five times (First Team once, Second Team three times and Third Team once). The 14th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 1989 NBA Draft, Hardaway averaged 17.7 points, 8.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 867 career games with Golden State, Miami, Dallas, Denver and Indiana. He averaged 20-plus points and nine-plus assists in four consecutive seasons from 1990-91 – 1994- 95. Hardaway ranks 15th in NBA history in total assists (7,095) and 23rd in 3-point field goals made (1,542). He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1989-90 and was a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team which captured the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. A native of Chicago, IL, Hardaway played collegiately at the University of Texas at El Paso and was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Player of the Year in 1989. He and his wife, Yolanda, have a son, Tim Jr., a guard with the Atlanta Hawks, and two daughters, Nia and Nina.


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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