The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have named Will Weaver as the team’s head coach. Weaver becomes the second head coach in Long Island history after spending the last two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets as special assistant to head coach Kenny Atkinson.
“We are thrilled to welcome Will as the new head coach of the Long Island Nets,” General Manager Trajan Langdon said. “Will’s experience working under Kenny Atkinson on Brooklyn’s coaching staff has given him a strong foundation to lead Long Island, and we are confident that his vision and focus on player development are the right fit for the team and its young talent.”
Prior to joining the Nets organization in 2016, Weaver spent three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, most recently in the role of special assistant to head coach Brett Brown after being promoted from video coordinator and basketball operations assistant. He also serves as an assistant coach with the Australian national team, a position he has held since 2014, and coached in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
“I am honored to be named head coach of the Long Island Nets,” Weaver said. “Leading the team is a privilege, and I would like to thank Nets management and Brooklyn’s coaching staff for the incredible opportunity. I am excited to continue to help the Nets organization develop players in this new role and look forward to coaching a promising group on Long Island.”
Weaver also spent two years as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State University. The Austin, Texas, native earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in three years and a Master of Education in kinesiology from the University of Texas, where he served as a graduate assistant and then as a special assistant with the men’s basketball program.