Brooks Hired By Knicks
NEW YORK – The New York Knicks have added Oregon Hall of Famer Aaron Brooks to their coaching staff.
Brooks, a 10-year NBA veteran, will be a two-way liaison, assisting the Knicks at both the NBA and the G-League levels.
The Seattle, Wash., native can be found throughout the Oregon record book. He is 14th in scoring (1,511 points), fifth in assists (471), ninth in steals (127) and sixth in three-pointers (205).
He led the Pac-10 in scoring as a senior in 2006-07 at 17.7 points per game when he led Oregon to the NCAA Midwest Regional final where the Ducks fell to eventual national champion Florida, 85-77. It was the Gators' closest game of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Brooks is best remembered for his game-winning shot against UCLA when the Ducks took down the top-ranked Bruins 68-66 in McArthur Court on Jan. 6, 2007.
After being named all-Pac-10 first team and a first team All-American by the Wooden Award, Brooks was selected as the 26th overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2007 NBA Draft. He was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2009-10 after averaging a career best 19.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds over 35.6 minutes in 82 games for the Rockets.
Brooks played 10 seasons in the NBA, averaging 9.7 points and 3.0 assists in 645 career games (183 starts) for Houston, Phoenix, Sacramento, Denver, Chicago, Indiana and Minnesota. He joins the Knicks after last playing in Australia with the Illawarra Hawks in 2019.
Brooks is familiar with Knicks' head coach Tom Thibodeau, having played for him in Chicago during the 2014-15 season and in Minnesota during the 2017-18 season.
The four-year letterman was inducted into the Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
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