New SMU basketball coach Larry Brown continues to add to his coaching staff, adding former NBA player George Lynch as the team's new assistant strength and conditioning coach on Monday.
Here's the release:
George Lynch has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach at SMU, Head Men's Basketball Coach Larry Brown announced today. Lynch, a 12-year NBA veteran and NCAA Champion, played for the Philadelphia 76ers under Brown and helped them to the 2001 NBA Finals.
Lynch spent the past two years (2010-12) at UC-Irvine as a strength and conditioning coach for basketball and an assistant athletics director for community relations. His previous collegiate work includes being a manager for SMU basketball during the 2006-07 season.
Prior to UC-Irvine, he was the founder and director of Flight Nine Basketball (2006-10), a non-profit youth basketball program in Dallas. He was also personal trainer (2005-09).
Lynch averaged 22.8 minutes, 6.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 774 games during his 12 NBA seasons (1993-2005). He was selected in the first round (12th overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1993 NBA draft and played for four franchises; the Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.
At North Carolina, he was a team captain his senior year as he helped the Tar Heels win the 1993 NCAA Championship as he was named to the All-Final Four Tournament team. That year, he was selected All-Atlantic Coast Conference as UNC won the ACC regular season. As a sophomore in 1990-91, Lynch helped UNC win the ACC and reach the NCAA Final Four.