The Wisconsin Herd has hired its first coach.
The Milwaukee Bucks' new NBA G League affiliate named Jordan Brady as its head coach, the team announced Monday. Brady, 34, has been a G League assistant coach for the past five seasons, and has substantial minor-league experience as a former player and coach with multiple organizations.
"The Wisconsin Herd is an important component in building a championship-caliber team in Milwaukee, and Jordan brings the grit, leadership and vision necessary to spark that process in Oshkosh," Wisconsin Herd General Manager Dave Dean said in a statement. "Jordan has the right experience and tools to develop young talent and build the foundation for a successful NBA G League team. We are excited to have him at the helm for the Herd in our inaugural season."
Brady spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz. Previously, he was an assistant coach with the Idaho Stampede (2015-16), where he was retained by the organization to assist with relocating the team to Salt Lake City. Brady was also an assistant coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (2014-15) and an assistant for the Bakersfield Jam (2013-14) and the Iowa Energy (2012-13), as well.
"My family and I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin Herd family as well as the Oshkosh community," Brady said. "I look forward to working with Dave and the entire organization to build a successful team that is committed to developing young, talented players on and off the court."
Brady and his wife Brooke have been married for 10 years and the couple has four children: Wyatt, Chamberlain, Elsie and Bo.
Prior to coaching, Brady played professionally for four seasons, including three in the NBA’s minor-league system – two years with the Utah Flash (2009-11) and a one season split between the D-Fenders and Stampede (2011-12).
Brady earned his Master of Science degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance from Southern Utah University and his bachelor's degree in Business Management and Physical Education from Utah Valley University. The Vernal, Utah, native played two collegiate seasons at Utah Valley University after starting his career in junior college (Dawson Community College and Salt Lake Community College).