Player Development Coach
Coach Obie Nwadike joins the NBA Academy Zhejiang staff after several years as an assistant coaching at Wagner College and Central Connecticut State University. Before coaching, Coach Nwadike had a stellar four-year career as a player at Central Connecticut State before going on to play professionally in Spain and Luxembourg.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Coach Kyle Moschkin is an accredited and certified strength and conditioning coach. He received his masters of science in exercise physiology from the University of North Colorado, and started his professional career on the Washington Wizards strength and conditioning staff.
Coach Alex English is an 8-time NBA All-Star, 3-time All-NBA Second Team member, and the 1983 NBA scoring champion. This 1997 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee has served in player development and assistant coaching roles with the Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings.
Global Technical Director, Women’s Program
Coach Jennifer Azzi oversees all regions of the NBA Academy Women’s initiative. A former WNBA player (1999-2004), USA National Team Player (1988-2000), two-time NCAA All-American and Olympic Gold Medalist (1996), Jennifer has an abundance of basketball experience on the court and as a coach on the sidelines. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2009) led the University of San Francisco women’s basketball program from 2010-2016.
Global Technical Director, Women's Program
Coach Blair Hardiek oversees all regions of The NBA Academies Women’s initiative. A former point guard and captain for the University of Missouri women’s basketball team, Blair served as the associate head coach at the University of San Francisco and helped lead the team to a West Coast Conference Championship in 2016. Blair’s playing and coaching experience will drive the scouting and talent development initiatives of The NBA Academy Women’s Program.