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Coach Rex Kalamian Joins Milwaukee Bucks as Assistant Coach Under Doc Rivers

Basketball coach Rex Kalamian
photographer: Armen Keleshian

Rex Kalamian is set to join Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Milwaukee Bucks, marking a new chapter in the Armenian-American coach’s career in the NBA.

With an extensive coaching background, Kalamian has lent his expertise to various teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, and Detroit Pistons. Most recently, he served as a Pro Player Personnel Scout with the Brooklyn Nets.

Notably, Kalamian also holds the position of head coach for the Armenian National Basketball Team, a role that gained prominence in the captivating documentary, "COACH REX." Produced by the Armenian Film Society, the short film by Hrag Yedalian delves into Kalamian's journey, portraying a narrative of resilience and perseverance that crescendos with an unexpected gold medal victory for Armenia's underdog national team. 

"COACH REX" captures the essence of Kalamian's 28-year tenure in the NBA, showcasing his pivotal role in iconic moments. From coaching the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, where legends Kobe Bryant and LeBron James engaged in a memorable duel, to contributing to the historic NBA Finals appearance of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden – Kalamian's impact on the league has been indelible.

As he embarks on a new chapter with the Milwaukee Bucks, Kalamian brings a wealth of experience and a storied coaching legacy. His addition to Doc Rivers' staff is set to further elevate the Bucks' coaching capability and contribute to the team's pursuit of excellence in the upcoming NBA seasons.

NBA coach Rex Kalamian
photographer: Armen Keleshian


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