By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Doug Overton is a very familiar name to basketball fans in Philadelphia.
He was a star guard at Dobbins Tech in high school and then put together an outstanding career at La Salle University before being selected by Detroit in the second-round of the 1991 NBA Draft. A 14-year pro career followed (he spent 11 seasons in the NBA), which included a stint with the 76ers. Once his playing days were over, he got into coaching. He has spent the last several years with the Brooklyn Nets and this week he got his first head coaching gig, taking over Brooklyn’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Springfield (Mass.) Armor.
“It’s very exciting,” Overton tells KYW Newsradio. “Really looking forward to it and just excited about the opportunity to still be affiliated with the Nets, and the Springfield Armor. Just thankful to everybody for the opportunity.”