Mario Elie

Brooklyn Nets Assistant

  • Born: 11/26/63
  • Age: 50
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 225
  • Seasons: 0

1994 Finals: More than just O.J.


In 1994 the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets engaged in a knock down, drag out slug fest that went 7 grueling games. It is remembered for a certain slow speed chase across an LA freeway.

Elie Gone? He's recruiting Howard for Houston


If anyone had any doubt that Mario Elie wouldn't be back on the Nets bench next season, he seemed to erase them Thursday night when he made a televised pitch to Dwight Howard on behalf of the Rockets.

With Kidd on the job, Nets push for assistants


Jason Kidd was dressed in sweats Monday as the Nets worked out and interviewed six draft prospects, including first round possibilities Tony Mitchell and C.J. Leslie. But the big news may have been...

Popeye interviewed for job in Toronto


Popeye Jones, whose contract is up on June 30, was in Toronto recently to talk to Raptors officials about becoming an assistant in the Canadian city. With the hiring of Masai Ujiri, there has been...

Bruce Bowen on the Nets, Why Avery Lost His Job


In a discussion, Bruce Bowen and Israel Gutierrez of ESPN painted an optimistic picture of the Nets this season while calling Avery Johnson as a micro-manager who had Deron Williams looking over...

Nets keep tapping Spurs for talent


Look closely at the picture of the Nets coaching staff and you'll see Gregg Popovich's face emerge. Of the six, Avery Johnson and his five assistants, four worked or played for Popovich in San...

The Most Hated Phoenix Sun Ever?


There are one or two one former Phoenix Suns who stand out as universally-hated players to me. That they even played for the Suns at one point still makes my shake my head in disgust, and ruins an...

MarShon, Mario, Mikhail in Moscow


MarShon Brooks and Mario Elie, in Moscow for the first Basketball Without Borders, met up with their boss Thursday evening at U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul's residence. Prokhorov posed with his...

Nets Promote Patrick Spurgin


Patrick Spurgin, the Nets' 27-year-old video coordinator, has a new title: Player Development Coach. He becomes one of the NBA's youngest assistants.

Spurs Model Takes Nets Overseas


One part of the Spurs success is finding "diamonds in the rough". Other than Tim Duncan, no Spur was a lottery pick and 10 played in Europe. So, it shouldn't be surprising that a lot of the Nets...

NBA Assistant Head Coaches Who Deserve A Shot Power Rankings


Which career assistant coaches deserve a look by NBA decision-makers?

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