September 05, 2003
Spurs hire Mario Elie

The San Antonio Spurs have hired three-time NBA champion Mario Elie as an assistant coach for the 2003-04 season.

"I'm the happiest man in the world right now," Elie said. "When I retired two years ago, I let everyone know I wanted to get into coaching. I didn't burn any bridges and just tried to stay patient. Now I'm getting to go to a first-class organization where I know and like the guys. I'm just ecstatic."

I'm glad to hear it. Elie was a fan favorite in Houston when he played for the Rockets, and justifiably so. He deseves this opportunity, and I hope it eventually leads to a head coaching gig for him. Congrats, Mario!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 05, 2003 to Other sports | TrackBack