Guest: Kevin Burleson, Rio Grande NBA G-League Head Coach
Rio Grande NBA G-League head coach Kevin Burleson shares insights on buy-in, staying present, and NBA coaching.
Burleson is currently the head coach of Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League. He was previously assistant coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2020 and served as the Timberwolves Head Coach during the 2022 NBA Summer League. Burleson has also worked as an assistant coach for Iowa Wolves and Memphis Grizzlies1.
Burleson comes from a prolific sporting family. Kevin and Nate Burleson are one of only two sets of siblings in which one played in the NBA and one in the NFL. Kevin played college basketball for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and began his professional career in the German basketball league. He played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2005–06.