Shock Adds Jason Glover to Coaching Staff

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TULSA, Okla. (April 13, 2012) – The Tulsa Shock completed their coaching staff by adding Jason Glover as an associate coach, Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg announced earlier today.

Glover joins Kloppenburg’s coaching staff after spending three of the past four seasons as the Associate Head Coach for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA Development League. He also spent the 2010-11 season as a player development coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.

“I have known Coach Glover for many years and have seen the excellent job he does working with young players and teaching the fundamentals,” Kloppenburg said. “His experience in the NBADL, NBA, and years of coaching at every level will be a great asset to our coaching staff. We are excited to get him on board and with the addition of Kathy McConnell-Miller, we will have one of the top assistant coaching staffs in the WNBA.”

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With 27 years of professional, collegiate and high school experience, Glover has built his prominent coaching reputation on his abilities as an on-court teacher with special emphasis on player development. He has worked individually with players of all ages and levels, most notably NBA players Kevin Love, Sebastian Telfair, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Shock coaching staff and am looking forward to working closely with Coach Kloppenburg. I have known Klop for over 15 years and am honored that he has invited me to join his coaching staff. I have the utmost respect for his knowledge of the game and know that our basketball philosophies are very compatible. We both believe that defense is the foundation to success, and that there is no substitution for hard work. His experiences in the WNBA, NBA and college will make him a very successful head coach. I look forward to the start of the season, getting on the court with our players and contributing to a young and successful organization."

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