The Memphis Hustle announced today that the organization has finalized Head Coach Jason March’s coaching staff. Assistant Coaches Brett Burman and Alex Lloyd return from last season’s staff while the team also hired Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson and Michael Joiner as assistant coaches.
With an array of experiences at both the professional and collegiate levels, Burman enters his third season on the Hustle’s staff after spending two seasons (2015-17) on Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana University as director of basketball operations. He spent the previous season in the same role at the University of Tulsa. The Miami, Fla., native spent two years on the Detroit Pistons coaching staff where he assisted with player development and video. Additionally, the University of Wisconsin alum served as video coordinator at Hofstra for one season (2011-12) and as graduate assistant at the University of Miami (2009-11).
Lloyd, a Burlington, Vt., native, enters his second season as assistant coach for the Hustle. Lloyd came to Memphis after four seasons with Texas A&M University, finishing his time there as the director of scouting and player development. Lloyd served as an assistant coach alongside Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins and under Grizzlies assistant coach and former Hustle head coach Brad Jones for three seasons with the Austin Toros, including the team’s championship run in 2012. Lloyd also boasts strong NBA ties, serving as a player development assistant and scout for the Atlanta Hawks from 2012-14, and under multiple roles for the San Antonio Spurs from 2006-09. Lloyd received his bachelor’s degree in politics from Pomona College, where he was the 2005 SCIAC Player of the Year in 2006 before going on to receive his masters of education in 2008.
Johnson enjoyed a 10-year professional playing career, including a call-up to play for his hometown New Orleans Hornets during the 2011-12 season. He played six seasons in the NBA G League with the Austin Toros (2007-14), which included time under Jenkins, Jones and Lloyd. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UAB and also played professionally in Belgium, Mexico, Mongolia and Venezuela. In his senior season at UAB in 2005-06, Johnson was named First Team All-Conference USA and Defensive Player of the Year while helping the Blazers to the Sweet 16. Johnson is also the author of “My Faith Kept Me Going”, which was used to mentor troubled youth in the inner city of Houston and New Orleans through non-profit organization GLORY (God Love Our Righteous Youth).
Joiner spent five seasons playing professionally in the NBA G League (2005-06, 07-11), Including two with the Austin Toros (2009-11) alongside Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, and Lloyd. The Fayetteville, N.C., native played for four season at Florida State University (2000-04) while March was on staff as a student manager. He also played professionally in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Japan until 2014. Joiner, who started regularly during his four years with the Seminoles while earning his bachelor’s degree in political science, and during his time in the NBA G League, he was awarded his Master’s degree in Human Resources from University of Phoenix. Recently, he has worked out many players with his development program called Born2Win Sports Academy in Fayetteville, NC while assisting the community in helping develop many basketball programs in his hometown and surrounding areas.
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