The Oklahoma City Thunder has added two assistant coaches.
Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra will join Thunder coach Scott Brooks' staff, the team announced Wednesday.
“We’re excited to add Robert and Mike to our coaching staff for the upcoming season,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said in a statement. “These additions bring diverse backgrounds to our group that will help the further development of our players.”
Pack, a former point guard who played in the NBA for 13 seasons, spent the last three seasons as an assistant under Vinny Del Negro with the Los Angeles Clippers. Prior to that, Pack was an assistant with the then-New Orleans Hornets for one season.
During his playing career, Pack played with seven NBA teams from 1991-2004. He ended his playing career in Lithuania in 2005.
In 552 career NBA games, Pack averaged 8.9 points, two rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.8 minutes.
Terpstra joins the Thunder after more than 20 years of coaching at the high school, college, CBA and NBA D-League levels. He's held head coaching positions at his alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University, as well as Cal State Stanislaus, Modesto (Calif.) Junior College, and Ripon Christian High, where he started his coaching career and led his teams to two California state championships as a head coach in 1992 and 1994 and helped guide the school to another as an assistant in 1988.
As an assistant, Terpstra had stops at the University of Pacific, the Idaho Stampede and Colorado 14ers,
Pack and Terpstra replace Maurice Cheeks and Maz Trakh, both of whom are now in Detroit.
Cheeks was hired as the Pistons' head coach in June. Trakh joined him as an assistant.