Phil Handy

Philip T. Handy (born August 24, 1971) is an American basketball assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and player development trainer. He played college basketball for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and then played professionally abroad before starting his career in coaching.

Early life

Born in San Leandro, California, he grew up in Hayward - Union City, California.

College career

After a year of junior college, Handy attended University of Hawaii from 1993 to 1995. During his tenure with the Rainbows he was a WAC champion, and first Team All defense selection.

Professional career

Handy played for the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers during the pre-season, in the Continental Basketball Association for the Omaha Racers, Grand Rapids Mackers (via dispersal draft from Omaha), La Crosse Bobcats (rights traded to Fort Wayne Fury on 12 October 1998) and internationally in France (SLUC Nancy Basket), Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel (Maccabi Hadera), England (Manchester Giants), and Australia (Melbourne Tigers and West Sydney Razorbacks).

He obtained a CBA All-Rookie First Team (1995-96), and a British Basketball League championship with the Manchester Giants in the season 1999–2000.

Coaching career

Handy has served as player development coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Mike Brown. Still under Brown, he served as assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He then moved to the Toronto Raptors as assistant for Nick Nurse.

As of 2020, Handy has been to 6 consecutive NBA finals, 4 with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2015–2018), 1 with the Toronto Raptors (2019) and 1 with the Los Angeles Lakers (2020).

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