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Sean M. Higgins  

Sean is a former NCAA National Champion (University of Michigan) and 8 year NBA professional basketball player.

Coach Sean M. Higgins

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Edmonds CollegeTable of ContentsCoaching Philosophy

Player Development

Coaching & Basketball Management History

Player Biography

Professional Experience

College Experience

High School ExperienceCoaching PhilosophyThursday, January 22, 2009

6:45 PMIn one word, my coaching philosophy is teaching. Practice sessions measure how much was learned and the games are for discovering what you need to learn. Finishing a season well will set the stage for the following year. It's important to measure improvement over the course of the season's schedule among players and relative to other teams.Player DevelopmentThursday, January 22, 2009

6:46 PMI use player development techniques and personal experience focusing on the individual player and the players collectively as a team to maximum the player and the team’s potential.Sean M. HigginsCoaching & Basketball Management HistoryThursday, January 22, 2009

6:47 PM**NineSports Basketball Tour Teams2008 - Present (United States)

Head Coach

Team travels to major cities playing games and gaining exposure for players, coaches and sponsors**Edmonds College

2007 - 2008 (Edmonds, Washington)

Assistant Coach and Player Development

2009-2010 Head Coach/hired April -2009(junior college) - Northwest Athletic Association**Inglewood Cobras

2005 - 2006 (Inglewood, California)

Head Coach - Summer League

Team finished in 2nd Place in a 16 team field

What was accomplished?

Head Coach and General Manager/regular season

Team won 14 games of 32 game season

What was accomplished?

6 players signed overseas contracts the following season.- an ABA minor league professional basketball team**Fresno HeatWave

2004 - 2005 (Fresno, California)

Head Coach and General Manager

Team won 16 games in a 32 game season and advanced to the playoffs, losing in the first round to eventual league champion Long Beach Jam (currently Bakersfield Jam of the NBA’s D-league)

What was accomplished?

8 players signed overseas contracts the following season- an ABA minor league professional basketball teamPlayer BiographyThursday, January 22, 2009

6:47 PM**Professional Experience

College Experience

High School ExperienceProfessional ExperienceThursday, January 22, 2009

7:43 PMProfessional ExperienceNBA CoachesLarry Brown

Butch Beard

Matt Goukas

Don Nelson

John Lucas

Mike Dunleavy1990 - 1997

Association. Being drafted in the second round as the last overall pick turned out to be a

motivational factor that kept Sean in the league for seven years, playing for six different teams.

No one in the prior 23 years being drafted last, had ever played one second in a NBA regular

season game.-drafted by the World Champion San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball**RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENTSoDivisional Champions (San Antonio Spurs)oTNT Player of the Game (Spurs vs.Rockets)oNBA Player of the Montho

high in scoring 29 in 26 minutes (Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets, currently New

Orleans Hornets)Set franchise record Most Consecutive Field Goals in a single game (12) Careero

Warriors)Started at Point Guard for the first time since high school; (Golden StateoReached career highs in every statistical category; (Philadelphia 76ers)oRebounds ( 11) Assist ( Tied 6) Minutes Played (43);oGame winning shots vs ( Houston Rockets & Dallas Mavericks)Euroleague Teams**Aris Thessoloniki, Greece

Ural Great Perm RussiaTurkeyEuroleague Coaches**Darko Jirovich (Greece)

Harun Turkan (Turkey)

Sergei Belov (Russia)1998 - 2000 -

jumpshot and embarked on another chapter of his basketball journey, "The Euroleague."At the end of Sean's seven year stint in the NBA, he packed his**RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENTSoEuroLeague Final Four (Greece)oTurkish league Finals (Turkey)oRussian League Finals (Russia)oGreek All-Import TeamoFirst Team All-EurooSeason Averages 21pts 9 rebounds 3 assist (Greece)oTurkish All-Import TeamoFirst Team All-EurooSeason Averages 25pts 10 rebounds 2 assist (Turkey)oRussian All-Import TeamoRussian League Finals (Russia)College ExperienceThursday, January 22, 2009

7:45 PM**College Experience1987 - 1990Accepted a full scholarship to attend the

freshman year, the University of Michigan basketball team was ranked as one of the top five

team's in the country! Joined a team that already featured, future NBA player's Glen Rice, Terry

Mills, Rumeal Robinson, Loy Vaught and Gary Grant.

College coaches: Bill Frieder & Steve Fisher

Academics: Majored in Sports Management with Communications MinorUniversity of Michiganin Ann Arbor, Michigan. In**RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENTSo1987-1988 Selected to the USA Olympic Festival West Squad;oRanked Top Five Freshmen in the Country USA Todayo1988-1989 National Champion; Honorable Mention AP AllAmerican;oNCAA Tournament Southeast regional All-Tournament Teamo

televised on ABC in an overtime win1989-1990 AP Pre-Season All-American ; Scored 32 points against Duke Universityo# 1 on schools All Time list for career three point percentage.o

percentage; Single game field goal percentage and career field goals. All-Time USA

Olympic Festival TeamTop ten list of most three pointers made in a single game and Career free throwHigh School ExperienceThursday, January 22, 2009

7:53 PM**High School Experience1984 - 1987

sophomore after participating in the prestigious Nike All-American camp at Princeton

University. Nike camp invites the top 100 high school players in the country. Sean was the

youngest player ever invited at 14 years old. Won the city championship and player of the year

only as a tenth grader! In senior year, won the John R. Wooden award as the nation's top

schoolboy and the Los Angeles city championship.-In 1984 Sean entered Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California as aAcademics:Graduated high school with a 3.0 GPA**RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENTSo

State 2rd Team1985 Los Angeles City Player of the Year; California State Sophomore of the Year; All-o

State 1st Team1986 Los Angeles City Player of the Year; California State Junior of the Year; All-o

State Senior of the Year; All-State 1st team1987 McDonald's All- American Team; Los Angeles City Player of the Year; CaliforniaoPUBLICATIONS:oUSA Today ......Finished second in voting as National Player of the YearoLos Angeles Times........1987Player of the yearoLong Beach Press Telegram......1987 Best in the West Player of the YearoBlue Ribbon Magazine.......1987 Top five Players in AmericaoSports Illustrated Magazine.......1987 Top five School Boys in AmericaoStreet & Smith Magazine.......1987 Top five Seniors in Americao

Basketball Players everSporting News Magazine..1987 Voted as one of the Ten best Los Angeles High SchooloParade Magazine.......1987 1st Team All-American******************************


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