Men's Basketball: Former NBA Veteran Anthony Goldwire Joins Louisiana Basketball Staff
Veteran player/coach joins Ragin' Cajuns as Director of Student-Athlete Development
Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball Coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday the appointment of former NBA veteran Anthony Goldwire as the team's Director of Student-Athlete Development. The hiring of the 48-year-old Goldwire, who served as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2010-13, is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors. Goldwire began his collegiate playing career under Marlin at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State) before a two-year career at the University of Houston. While at UH, Goldwire was a two-time All-Southwest Conference performer and the league's Newcomer of the Year in 1993. "Anthony is a great addition to our staff,' Marlin said. "He was my first point guard at Pensacola Junior College and laid the foundation for our 1993 NJCAA Championship team. "He brings a wealth of experience playing and coaching at the professional level. He will be a big asset to our student-athletes and coaching staff as we continue to strive for Sun Belt Conference championships." Goldwire, a second-round pick of the Phoenix Suns in the 1994 NBA Draft, spent seven years in the NBA where he played for nine different teams. Goldwire also played professionally overseas in Greece, Spain and Italy, as well as the former Continental Basketball League (CBA) where he played on three CBA championship teams and was named to the All-Rookie team in 1995. After concluding his playing career in 2008, Goldwire joined the Phoenix Suns' NBA Summer League coaching staff in 2010 before joining the staff as an assistant in Milwaukee. Goldwire also spent two seasons on the coaching staff for the Erie BayHawks of the then-NBA D-League and was an assistant coach on the 2014 Orlando Magic's NBA Summer League squad that included former Ragin' Cajuns star Elfrid Payton.