"I'm really happy with the diverse coaching and playing
experience of our staff," new coach P.J. Carlesimo said in a
statement. "I know it will be an extremely hard working staff, and
we're all really looking forward to continuing the development of
our veteran players and working with the rest of our talented young
Brooks joins the Sonics after serving as an assistant coach with
the Sacramento Kings last season. The 42-year-old interviewed for
Seattle's head job before Carlesimo got it. Brooks also has spent
three seasons as an assistant with the Denver Nuggets and played 11
years in the NBA with seven teams.
Bryant began coaching in the league in the 2004-05 as an
assistant with the Mavericks and spent last season as the assistant
for player development with the Orlando Magic. The 42-year-old
spent 15 seasons as a player in the NBA with 10 teams from
1988-2003, helping Portland reach the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992.
Bryant played for Carlesimo at Seton Hall, and again for the Trail
Blazers from 1988-95, where Carlesimo coached from 1994-97.
Lewis returns for a third season with Seattle after serving on
the staff of former coach Bob Hill.
Keefe comes from the San Antonio Spurs, where he was a video
coordinator and worked with Carlesimo and new Sonics general
manager Sam Presti.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.