"I think Nick's definitely been misunderstood. You know, after he dropped in the draft, a lot of people kind of gave up on him, but he's always been an incredible player" - Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks Guard.
Nick Van Exel, Bob Bender named assistant coach's of the Milwaukee Bucks
Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender have followed former Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Larry Drew to the Milwaukee Bucks to fill assistant roles to Drew. The three coaches served as coaches for the Atlanta Hawks from 2010-2011 until 2012-2013.
During the NBA Lockout Nick is doing his NFL tips on the web via the Atlanta Hawks webpage on nba.com. Nick does a 4-5 minute video discussing his pics and why he pics them, check it out and take charge of your tipping competition with Nick's help!
Nick Van Exel has been left out of NBA 2K12....Outrage!
For this years title of NBA 2K12, the game decided to feature a bunch of classic teams ranging from Bill Russell's Celtics to Hakeem Olajuwon's mid 90's Houston Rockets. NBA 2K put the 97-98 Lakers in the game, which was Van Exel's last season with the team and the year he was an NBA All-Star. Being a huge player of this game, I was thrilled to see the Lakers team included but disgusted when I saw Van Exel had been left off the team by 2K sports. I wrote to 2K to voice my complaint, I encourage others to do the same.
Nick Van Exel assigned to Utah Flash of D-League to mentor Pape Sy
Nick Van Exel has been assigned to The Utah Flash of the D-League to help with the transition and mentoring of Hawks rookie Guard Pape Sy. Sy is a guard/forward and was the 53rd selection in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Sy missed the first 18 games of the season with a back injury and has been inactive since. Larry Drew, Atlanta's head coach said this recently:
"I think it would suit him better to play than to sit around and practice all the time," Drew said on Monday. "He needs some playing experience."
Nick Van Exel named "Player Development Instructor" for the Atlanta Hawks
This home was featured on 'MTV Cribs' while Nick was playing for the Spurs on 2006. It is being sold for $4.400.400. To see the Cribs segment it can be downloaded from here: http://www.filestube.com/485c8b4ebd08394503ea/details.html
Nick Van Exel Interview: Losing my career high in assist (Mar 2 2010)
In this recent interview Nick talks about why the 1992 run to the final four was so memorable, his take on Bob Huggins dismissal from Cincinnati and his take on the crooked stat keeper who gave him 23 assist in one game out of dislike for fellow stat keepers.