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Joe Prunty - Head Coach

From: Sunnyvale, California (USA)

Joe Prunty begins his fifth campaign in charge of Great Britain, and will lead the program to the second EuroBasket Championships of his tenure.

A native of California, the American has spent 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and currently serves as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Previously, he spent one season with the Brooklyn Nets, three with the Cleveland Cavaliers, two with the Portland Trailblazers, three with the Dallas Mavericks, and a total of nine campaigns with the San Antonio Spurs where he started out as an assistant video co-ordinator before becoming an assistant coach and part of three NBA championship runs.

Before his start in the NBA, Prunty also worked at the high school and collegiate levels. He has also previously served on the staff of the Basketball Without Borders camp, run jointly by FIBA and the NBA, and is renowned as one of the best teachers in the American professional game.

He played collegiately at De Anza College in Cupertino, California and earned a degree in speech communications from California Poly, San Luis Obispo, University.

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