Updated: Aug 29, 2019
Premiere NBA Coach Rico Hines will conduct a basketball skills clinic with Murray Athletic Development in San Francisco, on Sunday, October 7. The clinic will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at MAD's San Francisco location, on the St. Ignatius College Prep. Campus, 2001 37th Ave. To sign up, go to www.madtraining.org/ricohines.
Coach Hines, played basketball at U.C.L.A., and then worked in player development with the Golden State Warriors under Coach Don Nelson, from 2006-2010. In 2010, Hines was recruited by his U.C.L.A. Coach Steve Lavin, and from 2010-2016, he served as an Assistant Coach for the St. John's Men's Basketball Team. In 2016 the Reno Big Horns of the NBA Developmental League hired Hines as an assistant coach. Subsequently, the Big Horns were purchased by the Sacramento Kings, who are moving the team to Stockton for the 2018-2019 season where they will compete as the Stockton Kings in the NBA's G League.
Coach Hines is probably best known for hosting his summer workouts on the U.C.L.A. Campus where the elite of the NBA flock in the off-season to improve their games. Hines runs multiple open-run scrimmages in which he often invokes his own rules, such as a ten second shot clock and mandatory switching, in order to challenge the players. Coach Hines also conducts personal workouts with players who want to focus on specific aspects of their games.
This summer, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Ben Simmons, and Russell Westbrook headlined the host of NBA stars who participated in Hines' summer workouts. Kawhi Leonard, Dwayne Wade, and Kevin Durant were among those who sought personal sessions with Coach Hines. In an article from last May in the San Jose Mercury News, Kevin Looney describes how his summer training with Hines in 2017, helped him improve his game tremendously, earning him valuable minutes in the Golden State Warriors' successful playoff run, and securing a roster spot for the young big man going forward. You can read the article at https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/10/kevon-looney-chris-paul-gsw-james-harden-ucla-gsw-warriors-western-conference-playoffs-nba/.