Now that the Miami Heat have taken over all basketball operations for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, they're wasting no time in shaping up the direction of the NBA Development League franchise from within their own organization. With that comes a new head coach, Pat Delany who has held various roles with the Heat in the last 11 seasons.
Delany becomes the 16th head coach in Skyforce history after serving as the Heat's full-time advance scout for the last six seasons. He was also an assistant coach for the Heat's summer league teams in July. Additionally, he was the Heat video coordinator for four seasons in 2003-07 after starting as a video intern.
In the other move announced Wednesday, the Heat also announced that they had tapped Adam Simon to become the Skyforce's general manager of basketball operations.
Simon has spent 19 seasons with the Miami Heat organization and will continue to serve as their directory of player personnel for a third season. He originally joined the Heat for the 1995-96 season as an intern in Erik Spoelstra's video room and has served a variety of roles including basketball operations administrative assistant for four seasons as well as director of college and international scouting for seven seasons.