Amaker to Host Coaches Clinic with Special Guest Avery Johnson

Amaker will host the seventh annual Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic with guest Avery Johnson (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has announced that the seventh annual Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lavietes Pavilion.

This year's event will feature a lecture from former NBA Champion and Coach of the Year, Avery Johnson. Johnson played 16 seasons in the association including stints with the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. His greatest successes, however, came as a member of the San Antonio Spurs whom he led to the 1999 NBA Championship as the starting point guard. Johnson's jumper with 47 seconds remaining in Game 5 of the Finals clinched the franchise's first title, and the organization later retired his number 6 jersey.

Johnson went on to become the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, and has seven years of head coaching experience in the NBA. In four seasons with the Mavericks he led the squad to four straight 50-plus win seasons and a trip to the 2006 NBA Finals, the first in franchise history. Johnson was named the NBA Coach of the Year following the season.

The seventh annual Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic will begin with opening remarks from Coach Amaker. Those in attendance will then have the opportunity to observe a Harvard basketball practice with insight and analysis from Coach Amaker. Following lunch, the day will conclude with the lecture and Q&A session with Johnson.

Past guest clinicians have included Doc Rivers, Jeff Van Gundy, Doug Collins and Larry Brown.

Cost for the clinic is $75 if registering by Oct. 18 and $100 if registering the week of the clinic. Included in the cost is a Nike Harvard basketball polo and buffet lunch. To register for the clinic, click here.

All Harvard undergraduates, graduate students and faculty will be admitted free of charge with a valid HUID.

For more information, please contact associate head coach Brian DeStefano via phone, (617) 495-3920, or by e-mail (