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Lakers hire assistant coaches Chuck Person and Quin Snyder

July 1, 2011 |  1:08 pm

Chuckperson The Lakers coach added two assistants Friday as Mike Brown's coaching staff continues to take shape.

Chuck Person will remain with the team as an assistant coach after working in a similar position last season under Phil Jackson. Quin Snyder also joins the Lakers as an assistant coach after spending last season as an assistant for the 76ers.

“I’m very pleased to add Chuck to my coaching staff,” Brown said in a statement. “I’ve seen firsthand his dedication and his desire to making the players he coaches better. … With the addition of Quin to my coaching staff, we’ve added someone with an extremely intelligent basketball mind.”  

Person played 13 seasons in the NBA where he gained acclaim as an outside shooter. Prior to joining the Lakers, Person served two-year stints as an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings. 

Snyder spent three years as a head coach in the NBA D-League before getting hired by the 76ers. He also was the head coach at Missouri from 1999 to 2006.

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Photo: Chuck Person (left) works out with Andrew Bynum before a Lakers game in April. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.


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