EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -Former New Jersey Nets guard Doug Overton has returned to the team as an assistant coach to Lawrence Frank.
Overton spent the past two seasons as an assistant on Phil Martelli's staff at Saint Joseph's. The Philadelphia native spent the previous season as director of player development for the Philadelphia 76ers, where he assisted the coaching and scouting staffs and worked with the team's community outreach.
Overton joins Brian Hill and Tom Barrise on Frank's staff. Frank lost two assistants after the season with Pat Sullivan going to the Pistons and Bill Cartwright joining the Phoenix Suns' staff.
``We are very pleased to add Doug to Coach Frank's staff,'' Nets president Rod Thorn said. ``He was a player who conducted himself with a great deal of professionalism for 11 seasons in the NBA, and his addition will be an asset to both our players and coaches.''
Overton spent three different stints with the Nets (1998-99, 2000-01 and 2003-04) averaging 6.0 points and 2.8 assists in 26 games. In 499 career games with seven teams (Washington, Denver, Orlando, New Jersey, Boston, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia), he averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 assists.

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