Former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter comes to UB

Hunter hired as assistant coach for men's basketball team

UB men’s basketball has replaced departed former assistant coach and former NBA player Donyell Marshall with 17-year NBA veteran point guard Lindsey Hunter. 

Hunter was the assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns in 2012-13, the interim head coach of the Suns in 2013 and most recently the assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2013-14.

Hunter won two NBA Championships in his career, first with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 and then with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Hunter is perhaps most known for his timely three-point shooting throughout his career. 

"We are excited to have Lindsey join our staff," said men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats in a press release. "He has a tremendous background as both a player and coach and he has won multiple NBA Titles.”

Oats notes the former guard’s biggest impact will be on Buffalo’s talented starting backcourt duo of junior Lamonte Bearden and sophomore C.J. Massinburg.

“I can't wait for him to come in and work with our guys, especially our guards," Oats said.

Micheal Akelson is the senior sports editor and can be reached at