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Jr. NBA Coach of the Year

Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Nomination

The Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program celebrates youth basketball coaches that honor the game by demonstrating leadership and integrity, exhibiting a positive attitude towards all players, coaches, parents, and referees, and creating a lasting impact on young people both on and off the court.


2020 – Jr. NBA Coach of the Year

Coach James Pristouris

We’re proud to recognize Coach James Pristouris as the Jr. NBA Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy Coach of the Year. As a long-time coach in his local Brooklyn parish and founder of The Super League Athletic Academy, James leads by example with lessons and sportsmanship and teamwork, emphasizing the development and experience of his players over wins and losses. His passion and love for the game has been passed on to players who return to assist with the program for the next generation. Congratulations to Coach Pistrouris and thank you for all your work on behalf of Brooklyn basketball and the community.