Against all the odds, Yanni Hufnagel has made what many views as a seamless transition to his new post as assistant coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball franchise. At the wolves, he is the aide to the manager, Eric Musselman. A native of New York with a Jewish heritage, Yanni expressed his interest in coaching since his childhood days. He read numberless books on the subject, and whenever he had time, he attempted to actualize the drills described in the tutorials.
His dream came into reality in his freshman year at Cornell University, where he was appointed the manager of the basketball team. The first job opened up a myriad of opportunities, with the next task being an internship at the NBA franchise New Jersey Nets. After a successful period, he was recommended to another coach, located in Oklahoma.
Yanni’s stint at Oklahoma was short but successful. He then moved on to Harvard University, as an unpaid assistant. Though he signed up as a volunteer, the extent of work done by Yanni Hufnagel at Harvard rivals that of paid professionals. He has recruited numerous promising talents, which have spurred the Harvard team into basketball giants. Before Yanni’s arrival, Harvard was hugely considered as minnows.
Over the years, Hufnagel has earned multiple plaudits from his peers in the basketball industry. This reputation is further enhanced by his unique ability to spot talented individuals at a young age.
About Yanni Hufnagel
Yanni Hufnagel is one of the most prominent assistant coaches in the NBA. He stands out among his peers, primarily because of his extensive experience at a young age of thirty. Also, he possesses an exceptional prowess to identify high-potential players.
An alumnus of the Cornell University, Yanni delved into coaching while on campus. Since then he has worked under several head coaches at Harvard, New Jersey Nets, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt, just to name a few.