Miles Simon

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Miles Simon
Los Angeles Lakers
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1975-11-21) November 21, 1975 (age 43)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College Arizona (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career 1999–2004
Position Shooting guard
Number 34, 7, 18
Career history
As player:
1999 Orlando Magic
2000 Maccabi Ra'anana
2000 Hapoel Holon
2000–2001 Basket Livorno
2001–2002 Dakota Wizards
2002 Pallacanestro Varese
2002–2003 Dakota Wizards
2004 Tuborg Pilsener
2004 Pallacanestro Reggiana
As coach:
2005–2008 Arizona (assistant)
2017–present Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Miles Julian Simon (born November 21, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career

Simon was born in Stockholm to an American father and a Norwegian mother.[1] He played guard for the University of Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team,[2] where he formed a formidable backcourt duo with future NBA point guard Mike Bibby. He won the Most Outstanding Player award in the 1997 NCAA Tournament in which Arizona defeated three #1 ranked teams University of Kansas, University of North Carolina, and University of Kentucky in overtime to win the national championship.[3][4]

Professional career

After college, Simon played five games with the Orlando Magic during the 1999 NBA season.[5] He played for two seasons for the Dakota Wizards of the CBA, whom he led to a CBA championship in 2002.[2] Simon earned enough awards and honors in 2001–2002 to make him the most decorated player in CBA history. He received honors as Player of the Week four times. He was named the CBA Newcomer of the Year, the CBA MVP, and the Playoff MVP.[2] He also holds the CBA record for most free throws made in a row at 60.

Post-playing career

In 2005, Simon was announced as an assistant coach under his collegiate head coach Lute Olson at his alma mater winning the conference championship and reaching the Elite Eight in March 2005. He remained an assistant coach until May 2008,[2] when it was announced by the Arizona athletics department that his coaching contract would not be renewed.[6]

Simon worked with ESPN as an analyst.

As of June 27, 2017, he has joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach.[7]


  1. ^ Detroit’s Mr. Do-It-All. SLAM Online. Retrieved on December 16, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "Miles Simon: Assistant Coach". 2006-08-17. Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  3. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  4. ^ Miles Simon Interview 2012
  5. ^ NBA Player Profile
  6. ^ Rivera, Steve (2008-05-02). "Simon out as UA hoops assistant". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  7. ^ "Lakers Add Miles Simon to Coaching Staff". Jun 27, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.

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