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Ex-NBA coach joins Wildcats in Vegas

04 Sep
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Jordan McArdle

The Perth Wildcats are excited to welcome former NBA coach Mike Dunlap to their coaching staff for this week's G-League Ignite series in Las Vegas.

Dunlap has a wealth of coaching experience including the head-coach role at Charlotte Bobcats and more recently a stint as assistant coach with Milwaukee Bucks where he was part of an NBA championship in 2021.

The 66-year-old, who will serve as a guest coach for the week, has a connection with the Wildcats through head coach John Rillie, who he coached during their time at NBL outfit Adelaide 36ers.

He also mentored club stalwart Jesse Wagstaff for a couple of years at Metro State University.

Dunlap arrived in Las Vegas on Monday morning ahead of the Wildcats' first clash against the NBA G-League Ignite at Dollar Loan Center on Wednesday night.

He surprised his former player Wagstaff at the Wildcats' hotel team room in a special moment.

Game two is at the same venue on Friday evening.


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