German National Team assistant joins Jazz G League affiliate
SALT LAKE CITY (August 23, 2017) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, announced today that Martin Schiller has been named the team’s head coach. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Schiller becomes the second coach for the Stars, the 11th in the organization’s history, and the fifth internationally-born head coach in G League history.
“I’m thrilled to be named the head coach of the Salt Lake City Stars,” said Schiller. “I appreciate the opportunity Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey and Stars Vice President of Basketball Operations Bart Taylor have given me to work for this great organization. I look forward to getting started and having a successful season.”
Schiller joins the Stars after previously serving as an assistant coach of MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in the German Bundesliga for the last two years. Prior to that, he served as the assistant coach for the Bundesliga’s Artland Dragons from 2010-2015.
“We are pleased to welcome Martin as the new head coach of the Stars,” said Bart Taylor, Stars vice president of basketball operations. “His years of experience coaching internationally and extensive background with player development will be of great benefit to our team as we move forward.”
Schiller has also been an assistant coach for the German National Team since 2015, where he worked with Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen. He started his coaching career in the youth leagues in Germany and Austria.
A native of Vienna, Austria, Schiller graduated from the German Sports University at Cologne with a degree in Sports Science.
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