The Brooklyn Nets have added Denver Nuggets’ assistant coach Chris Fleming to the coaching staff, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Fleming, who served under Mike Malone last season, is also the head coach for Germany’s national team and fits the mold of the Nets’ international-minded moves. Along with Sean Marks and Trajan Langdon, the Nets have made an honest effort, especially without a first round pick in this draft, to expand their horizons.
The New Jersey native played professionally for QTSV in Germany from 1994 to 2000 before joining the team as an assistant. Of course, before that, Fleming was a member of the Richmond Spiders with Kenny Atkinson, although he never played. Thanks to his career in Germany, he’s worked with NBA players like the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki and the Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schröder.
Currently, Fleming is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.