The Corpus Christi Clutch, a member of the newly-formed American Basketball League, have hired former San Antonio Spurs point guard Johnny Moore as their head coach.
Moore played all of his 10 seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, and his number 00 was retired by the franchise. At the time of his retirement, he was the Spurs' franchise leader in assists.
Moore averaged 9.4 points, 7.4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game over his career, with his best season coming in 1984-85 when he averaged 12.8 points, 10 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.79 steals per game.
Moore was an All-Southwest Conference First Team member twice during his playing days at the University of Texas. His junior year, he led UT to a National Invitation Tournament title, being named Most Valuable Player of the tournament in the process. Moore also holds the single-game assists record by an SWC player with 19 – a feat he pulled off twice in the 1978-79 season.
Joining the Spurs' community relations team in 1993, Moore has worked with after-school and community outreach programs in the San Antonio area. He plans to host a celebrity golf tournament and youth basketball camps during the summer in the Coastal Bend, according to a team press release.
The ABL will begin its inaugural season in January. Headed by Steve Haney, former legal representative of NBA Hall-of-Famers Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Dominique Wilkins, the ABL will serve as a developmental league. Joining Haney are former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson and Tony Parker Sr., father of Spurs point guard and 2007 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker.