Fresh off a series of exciting and successful seasons, and championships, in European basketball, Coach Brad Greenberg returns to Israel for the 2018-2019 season as the Head Coach of Maccabi Ashdod - Yalla Ashdod!
The 2017-18 season saw Greenberg lead Maccabi Ashdod to the best regular season record (20-13) and highest finish (4th) in club history - not to mention a trip to the State Cup Final 4 and a season finish among the ranks of Eurobasket.com’s Top 100 in Europe (#94). After setting a club record with an 8 game winning streak, Ashdod then followed their success with a separate 9 game winning streak to establish another club record. Coach Greenberg ended the season being named Coach of the Year in Israeli Winner League.
Before heading back to Israel, Coach Brad Greenberg spent a historic summer as Head Coach of Kosovo's National Team. For the first time in history, the Kosovo Basketball Federation competed in the FIBA World Cup Pre-Qualifications and advanced to the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers - taking the young nation one step closer to major international competition in the sport.
Prior to Kosovo, Coach Brad Greenberg returned to Eskisehir Basket for the 2016-2017 season after helping Eskisehir solidify its TBL position in 2016. They finished a championship season with an overall record of 41-10 (and a Federation Cup Championship title), earning the club a promotion to Turkey's Basketball Super League for 2017-2018.
He previously led Russia's BC Avtodor Saratov to a #31 all Europe ranking during the 2015-2016 season. Coach Greenberg's first season in the VTB saw the club leading the Eurocup in scoring with 90.8 ppg and a +10.6 ppg differential.
In Turkey in 2015, Brad took over a struggling 2-13 NSK Eskisehir Basket halfway through the season. Under his leadership, the team won seven games in the 2nd half of the season, increased their points per game by an average of 11.7 and had the 8th best record in the league. And the team saw notable TBL wins over five Eurobasket Top 100 teams: Efes (10), Banvit (31), Darussafaka (38), Besiktas (47) and Galatasaray (49).
In 2013-2014, Greenberg took over Hapoel Jerusalem, a team with a losing record the previous season and led them to a 21-7 regular season record, second only to eventual Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 22-6. Apart from delivering Maccabi Tel Aviv their worst home loss in club history, Hapoel Jerusalem also advanced to the Final 8 in Eurocup competition and achieved a Final Eurobasket Top 100 ranking of #28.
From 2012-2013, Greenberg led Maccabi Haifa, a team that finished last the previous season, to its first championship season by defeating international powerhouse, Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was named Coach of the Year in the Israeli Winner League and Coach of the Year for All Sports by the Israeli Ministry of Israeli Sport in 2012-2013.
Prior to his successes in Israel, Brad spent a year in Venezuela, coaching the Bucaneros De La Guairá of the Liga Professional De Baloncesto, Venezuela to their highest regular season finish in club history. As Assistant Coach of the Venezuelan National Team in 2011 he helped the team finish 5th in the FIBA Americas Championships and qualify for the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifications. In the summer of 2012 as Associate Head Coach of the Venezuelan National Team he helped them to win a Silver Medal in the South American Championships.
Brad spent 12 years in the NBA as assistant coach of the LA Clippers, assistant coach of the New York Knicks, scout and then both Director of Player Personnel and Vice President of Player Personnel of the Portland Trail Blazers and a year as General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Philadelphia 76ers where he drafted 1996 Rookie of the Year, Allen Iverson.
He has coached collegiately at American University, St. Joseph’s University, the University of South Florida, Virginia Tech and Radford University. In 2009, he was named both Big South Conference Coach of the year in the Big South Conference and Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year after leading Radford to the 2009 Big South Championship and the NCAA Tournament - executing the biggest team record turnaround in league history.