Matt Nielsen has been named the head coach of the Austin Spurs per a press release from the organization. Tyler Self also received a promotion to become the general manager of San Antonio’s G-Leauge affiliate.
Nielsen spent last season as an assistant coach on head coach Blake Ahearn’s staff, and Self spent last season as assistant general manager under general manager and five-year NBA veteran Landry Fields.
The NBA and commissioner Adam Silver have explicitly stated their interest in maintaining player safety amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no guarantee of a 2020-2021 G-League season.
With the travel and intermingling that corresponds with the back-and-forth of players between the G-League and NBA, it appears there’s little hope for the G-League to resume business as usual.