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New York Knicks Hire Maine Red Claws Head Coach Darren Erman

On November 24, Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that Maine Red Claws Head Coach, Darren Erman, will be joining the New York Knicks.

Erman is set to join Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff in New York, marking his return to the NBA after 2 years. Between 2015-18, Erman worked under Alvin Gentry with the New Orleans Pelicans.

For the 2019-20 season, the defensive specialist was named the Head Coach of the Maine Red Claws. The G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. In his single season with the franchise, he drastically improved the Red Claws’ record to 28-14. From the previous season’s record, 19-31.

Maine had the 4th-best record in the entire G League, sitting 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and were set to make postseason noise. Before the league suspension hit.

Being led by a defensive minded coach, the Red Claws were 7th in the league in defensive rating (105.8). Coupled with a 110.4 offensive rating, Erman’s team had a net rating of 4.6 (3rd), league-wide. In addition, Maine hit 591 3-pointers, which was good for the 3rd-most in the G League.

Previously, Erman worked with the Boston Celtics (2008-10), under Doc Rivers. Before joining the Golden State Warriors for a 4-year stint (2010-14), alongside Mark Jackson.

For the 2014-15 season, Erman rejoined the Celtics as Director of Player Scouting. Which led to his spell in New Orleans between 2015-18, and ultimately with the Red Claws for the 2019-20 campaign.


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