Patrick Henry CC adds J.R. Reid to Staff
November 22, 2011
The Patrick Henry Community College Athletic Department has added J.R. Reid, a former North Carolina star and an 11-year NBA veteran, as an assistant coach to the men's basketball team. Reid, who was an All-American with the Tar Heels and played for six different NBA teams from1989-2001. The 6-foot-9 former college standout said he will primarily work wih the big men on PHCC's roster, and hehopes that his time with the Patriots will make him a more attractive candidate for a head-coaching job in the future.
Reid was one of the top recruits in the nation coming out of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, and he played from 1986-89 for Dean Smith and North Carolina. Reid was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1989 NBA Draft. Reid was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1987 and the ACC Tournament MVP in 1989. During 1988 he was selected as an Associated Press All-American, and he also won a bronze medal with the U.S. basketball team in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Reid played for the Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Clevland Cavaliers. Outside of his NBA days, he played overseas in France, Spain and China.
Coach Wade had this to say about adding JR to the staff, "J.R. has a tremdous amount of knowledge about the game and he is going to be a great addition to our staff." Athletic Director, Christopher Parker stated, "J.R. is only going to help our program and I know Coach Wade is excited to have him as an assistant coach."