Miles Simon
South Bay Lakers
PositionHead coach
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1975-11-21) November 21, 1975 (age 46)
Stockholm, Sweden
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolMater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
CollegeArizona (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career1999–2004
PositionShooting guard
Number34, 7, 18
Career history
As player:
1999Orlando Magic
2000Maccabi Ra'anana
2000Hapoel Holon
2000–2001Basket Livorno
2001–2002Dakota Wizards
2002Pallacanestro Varese
2002–2003Dakota Wizards
2004Tuborg Pilsener
2004Pallacanestro Reggiana
As coach:
2005–2008Arizona (assistant)
20172022Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
2021–presentSouth Bay Lakers
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

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Miles Julian Simon (born November 21, 1975) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League.

College career

Simon was born in Stockholm to an American father and a Norwegian mother.[1] He played guard for the University of Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team,[2] where he formed a formidable backcourt duo with future NBA point guard Mike Bibby. He was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 1997 NCAA Tournament in which Arizona defeated three #1 ranked teams University of Kansas, University of North Carolina, and University of Kentucky in overtime to win the national championship.[3][4]

Professional career

After college, Simon played five games with the Orlando Magic during the 1999 NBA season.[5] He played for two seasons for the Dakota Wizards of the CBA, whom he led to a CBA championship in 2002.[2] Simon earned enough awards and honors in 2001–2002 to make him the most decorated player in CBA history. He received honors as Player of the Week four times. He was named the CBA Newcomer of the Year, the CBA MVP, and the Playoff MVP.[2] He also holds the CBA record for most free throws made in a row at 60.

Post-playing career

In 2005, Simon was announced as an assistant coach under his collegiate head coach Lute Olson at his alma mater winning the conference championship and reaching the Elite Eight in March 2005. He remained an assistant coach until May 2008,[2] when it was announced by the Arizona athletics department that his coaching contract would not be renewed.[6]

Simon worked with ESPN as an analyst.

On June 27, 2017, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach.[7] In 2021, he was named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers' development team, the South Bay Lakers, in the NBA G League.[8]


  1. ^ Detroit’s Mr. Do-It-All. SLAM Online. Retrieved on December 16, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "Miles Simon: Assistant Coach". August 17, 2006. Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved May 10, 2008.
  3. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2008.
  4. ^ "Miles Simon Interview 2012". Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  5. ^ NBA Player Profile
  6. ^ Rivera, Steve (May 2, 2008). "Simon out as UA hoops assistant". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved May 10, 2008.
  7. ^ "Lakers Add Miles Simon to Coaching Staff". June 27, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "South Bay Lakers Name Miles Simon as Head Coach". OurSports Central. September 1, 2021.