Sidney Lowe

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Sidney Lowe
Utah Jazz
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born(1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 53)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeNC State (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career1983–1990
PositionPoint guard
Number35, 34, 43
Career history
As player:
1983–1984Indiana Pacers
1984Detroit Pistons
1985Atlanta Hawks
1986–1988Tampa Bay Thrillers (CBA)
1988–1989Albany Patroons (CBA)
1989Charlotte Hornets
1989Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1990Minnesota Timberwolves
As coach:
1991–1993Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
1993–1994Minnesota Timberwolves
1994–1999Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
1999–2000Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
2000–2002Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2005Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
2005–2006Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2006–2011NC State
2011–presentUtah Jazz (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
 
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Sidney Lowe
Utah Jazz
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born(1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 53)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeNC State (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career1983–1990
PositionPoint guard
Number35, 34, 43
Career history
As player:
1983–1984Indiana Pacers
1984Detroit Pistons
1985Atlanta Hawks
1986–1988Tampa Bay Thrillers (CBA)
1988–1989Albany Patroons (CBA)
1989Charlotte Hornets
1989Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1990Minnesota Timberwolves
As coach:
1991–1993Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
1993–1994Minnesota Timberwolves
1994–1999Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
1999–2000Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
2000–2002Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2005Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
2005–2006Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2006–2011NC State
2011–presentUtah Jazz (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Sidney Rochell Lowe (born January 21, 1960) is an American basketball coach and is currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He is a former NBA player and head coach, and has served as the head coach at North Carolina State University.

Biography[edit]

Lowe began his career at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University. He was the point guard for the Wolfpack's 1983 NCAA National Championship team that was heralded for its Cinderella run under legendary head coach Jim Valvano. Lowe was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 1st pick of the second round in the 1983 NBA Draft. He played a total of four seasons in the NBA, for five different teams.

After retiring from basketball in 1991, Lowe took a job as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Halfway through the 1992–93 season he took over as head coach of the struggling Timberwolves and remained in that position until the end of the 1993–94 season. From 1994 to 1999, Lowe served as an assistant coach to Mike Fratello with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lowe returned to the Timberwolves organization in 1999 for one season as assistant coach.

The 2000–01 NBA season became Lowe's second stint as a head coach when he assumed the role for the Vancouver Grizzlies. He was the fifth head coach in the team's short history and led them to a franchise-best record of 23–59 in his first season and again the following season in 2001-02, when the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis. Sidney Lowe resigned from his coaching duties early in the 2002-03 season after starting 0–8, leaving his head coaching record at 79 wins against 228 losses (.257 winning percentage). In 2003, he returned to Minnesota once again to take an assistant position under then head coach Flip Saunders. Lowe followed Saunders to the Detroit Pistons in 2005 and remained an assistant coach there through the 2006 season.

To become eligible for employment as a NCAA head coach, he completed the final nine hours of his business administration degree online via St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia.[1] On May 6, 2006, Lowe was named the new head basketball coach of North Carolina State University, replacing Herb Sendek. Lowe was the first African American named head coach of the Wolfpack.[2] One of Lowe's trademarks as a coach was a red blazer he wore to significant games in honor of his former NC State coach, Jim Valvano.

In his first season at the helm of the NC State program, Lowe became just the third Wolfpack coach, after Everett Case and Press Maravich, to win 20 games and defeat the other three North Carolina institutions in the ACC (Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest). He is one of only four NC State coaches to have coached in the ACC Championship game in their first year.

In spite of the early success, Lowe failed to lead NC State to the NCAA tournament, and his teams only made two appearances in the NIT. He had an overall winning record (86–78) after five years but only a 25–55 conference record. Lowe resigned as head coach of NC State, accepting a buyout of the last two years of his contract, on March 15, 2011.[3] Later that year, he joined the Utah Jazz as an assistant.

On February 18, 2013, Lowe was arrested for not filing North Carolina income taxes for three straight years. He was released on bond.[4]

Basketball timeline[edit]

NBA playing career[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1983–84IND78215.9.413.111.7771.63.41.20.14.2
1984–85DET/ATL2109.0.370.0001.0000.82.40.50.01.3
1988–89CHA14017.9.320.000.6362.46.61.00.01.6
1989–90MIN803821.8.319.222.7222.04.20.90.12.3
Career1934017.7.367.133.7641.73.91.00.02.9

Head coaching record[edit]

NBA[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win–Loss %

Sidney Lowe's career coaching record[5]
FranchiseSeasonWL %Postseason
Minnesota Timberwolves1992–931340.245
Minnesota Timberwolves1993–942062.244
Vancouver Grizzlies1999–002359.280
Memphis Grizzlies2000–012359.280
Memphis Grizzlies2001–0208.000
Totals79228.257
Playoffs00.000

College[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
NC State (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2006–2011)
2006–2007NC State20–16[6]5–11[6]T–10th[7]NIT Quarterfinals[8]
2007–2008NC State15–16[9]4–12[9]T–11th[10]
2008–2009NC State16–14[11]6–10[11]10th[12]
2009–2010NC State20–16[13]5–11[13]T–9th[14]NIT 2nd Round[13]
2010–2011NC State15–16[15]5–11[15]T–10th[16]
NC State:86–78 (.524)25–55 (.313)
Total:86–78 (.524)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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