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Findlay Prep Basketball Coach Hired to NBDL

Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Peck, Findlay Prep basketball coach, was hired to be head coach of the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.

Peck said he couldn’t turn down getting into the pros. He believes the NBA is the highest level in terms of playing and coaching.

“For a guy like me, who played Division II basketball, who didn’t have a dad who played in the league…I jumped at the opportunity,” says Peck.

I believe coaching the Stampede will be perfect for Peck.  The former Findlay coach has worked so hard and deserves a shot to coach the pros. Peck has been coaching since 2007 and has been taught by some of the best basketball minds.  From 2004-2007 Peck learned to coach from legendary coaches Charlie Spoonhour and Lon Kruger.

“I was an assistant for several years prior to becoming a head coach at Findlay…Not that I have a problem with the title of assistant coach, but sitting as an assistant 6 inches away from the top seat, you’re not making the last call,” says Peck.

The Stampede is owned by the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and will run the same offense. Peck should have no problem coaching the Trail Blazers offense. He takes his coaching very seriously and Findlay Prep’s record reflects it. Five years under Peck Findlay Prep had a 157-8 record, including a 65-0 record at home.

Todd Simon, Pecks assistant and former assistant at UNLV, will take over the job at Findlay Prep.

“Fortunately, some of the overtures that Mike has gotten over the years, there has been a succession plan in place,” says Simon.

Peck coaches his debut game November 28 at 8 p.m. against Los Angeles.