Joe Bryant
American professional basketball player-coach
Joe Bryant
Joseph Washington "Jellybean" Bryant is a retired American professional basketball player, current coach, and the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Bryant was the head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from August 22, 2005 until April 4, 2007. He returned to that position after Jennifer Gillom was fired by the Los Angeles Sparks on July 10, 2011.
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Jerry Lindsey Bryant Passes - Patch.com
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Clois Bryant and Austin Bryant and son, Billy Joe Bryant. Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Brown Bryant of Winston; daughters and sons-in-law; Annette Bryant, Sammy Bryant,
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Jerry Vernon Sparks - Amarillo.com
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Dean Turvaville and Joe Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Portales Cemetery by Muffley Funeral Home Inc. Mr. Sparks was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Portales, NM to William A. and Nellie Johnson Sparks. He married Jennie Perry on Jan
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Sky-Sparks Preview - FOXSports.com
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Parker will be a game-time decision for the season finale, coach Joe Bryant said. The All-Star forward, who missed 15 games earlier this year after tearing her meniscus, is averaging a team-best 18.5 points and 8.6 rebounds. "We're not in the playoffs,
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Photos: L.A. Sparks Coach Joe Bryant Getting Himself Ejected In 82-65 Loss - Swish Appeal
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As if things weren't bad enough for the Los Angeles Sparks as they were down 15 points to the San Antonio Silver Stars with under a minute left at home with their playoff hopes on the line, coach Joe Bryant tried his hardest to get himself ejected and
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Parker Elevates Her Game In Win Over Storm - SportsPageMagazine.com
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LOS ANGELES, Calif – Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe Bryant tightened his player rotation considerably Tuesday night and his veteran-heavy squad rewarded the move with a 68-to-62 win against the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm
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NBA Owners Can't Risk Advent Of a Viable Overseas Alternative - The Emory Wheel
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Bryant, the son of a former Italian League star Joe Bryant, has always openly expressed interest in returning to Italy, where he was raised, and expanding his legacy globally as well as his revenue exponentially with endorsements
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St. Dom's golf: The tradition continues - Lewiston Sun Journal
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Jose Leiva/Sun Journal St Doms golfers from left, Cody Rodrigue, Anthony Fagone, Amanda Turcotte, Joe Bryant and Dan Nadeau. Conventional wisdom tells us that winning begets more winning,
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Candace Parker ejected in her return - ESPN
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Sparks coach Joe Bryant said he felt a foul should've been called on the play Parker was upset over, and a previous play in which officials called a jump ball when Sparks guard Natasha Lacy got tied up driving to the basket. "She (Parker) deserved to
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Playoffs seem to be in Lynx future; magic number for clinching spot is 6 - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
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Without her, LA coach Joe Bryant is limited. "I told the ladies I was proud of them because they could have easily laid down and just say we lost, but they came back and fought hard," said Bryant, whose team used a 13-2 run to close within 80-76
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'Bald-Faced Truth' with John Canzano: Joe Bryant on Kobe Bryant playing ... - OregonLive.com
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By Oregonian Sports View full sizeThe Associated PressLos Angeles Sparks coach Joe Bryant talks with his team during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx in July in Minneapolis. Joe "Jellybean" Bryant joined
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JILL PAINTER: Jellybean role -- Joe Bryant happy to be coaching Sparks - Los Angeles Daily News
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Sparks coach Joe Bryant talks with his team during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA game against the Minnesota Lynx on July 26 in Minneapolis. ((AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)) Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and the Sparks made an
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Lakers Star Kobe Bryant to Play in a Charity Soccer Game - Bleacher Report
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When Kobe was only six years old, Joe Bryant and his family moved to Italy. For Kobe, it was a lot harder to find kids to play basketball with. The more popular sport in Italy was soccer. So Kobe would play soccer with the kids around him
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Brunson shows her tough side in Lynx win over LA - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
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LA Sparks coach Joe Bryant described the 6-2 forward that way Tuesday after his team lost to the Lynx at Target Center. Brunson had six rebounds -- four under her average -- but five were on the offensive boards. Brunson, known for her physical,
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Augustus scores 22 to lead Lynx past Sparks 85-72 for 6th win in 7 games - Washington Post
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( Stacy Bengs / Associated Press ) - Los Angeles Sparks coach Joe Bryant talks with his team during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Minneapolis. “I was really happy with the
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Crowd tours farm at Breakfast on the Farm - The Morning Sun
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“We're hoping for somewhere between 2000 and 2500 (people),” 2010 host Joe Bryant said. “We got about 10 people cooking pancakes or working on batter. We got another half a dozen running the pancakes up to the table. I think there are 35 or 40 in the
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Lisa Leslie on Gillom being fired, Bryant being promoted [Video] - Los Angeles Times (blog)
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Former Sparks star Lisa Leslie says she was not surprised by the team's recent decision to fire Coach Jennifer Gillom and promote assistant Joe Bryant. "The Sparks have always been like the Lakers," Leslie said Wednesday during a red-carpet interview
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Kobe's father leads Los Angeles Sparks to first road win: Fan reaction - Yahoo! Sports
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Joe Bryant, who is Kobe's father, has taken over as head coach; he seemed to light a fire under the team on Tuesday. Bryant was noticeable demonstrative on the sidelines, picked up a technical foul in the second quarter, and was willing to make changes
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Bryant
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 57
    In January 2012, he became coach of the Bangkok Cobras in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).
    More Details Hide Details He also served as the head coach of Rizing Fukuoka of the bj league. Joe Bryant is married to Pam Cox, sister of former NBA player Chubby Cox. They have two daughters and one son: Sharia, Shaya, and Kobe. Kobe became an NBA All-Star player and won multiple NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He also is the uncle of professional basketball player John Cox IV.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    On July 3, 2009 he signed a contract with his first Italian club, Sebastiani Rieti.
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  • 2007
    Age 52
    Bryant spent the 2007–08 season coaching the Tokyo Apache in Japan's professional basketball league the Japanese BJ League.
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    However, in April 2007, Bryant was replaced as Sparks head coach by Michael Cooper, who had previously helmed the team in 1999–2004.
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    During the 2006 season, he led the Sparks to a 25-9 record and a Conference Finals berth.
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  • 2005
    Age 50
    On August 22, 2005, Bryant, who had been serving as the assistant coach to the Los Angeles Sparks team in the Women's National Basketball Association, was named Head Coach of the Sparks, succeeding previous coach (and former 76ers teammate) Henry Bibby.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 48
    Bryant served as coach for the Diablos in the 2003 Season of SlamBall.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 38
    In June 1993, Bryant left Akiba and accepted an assistant coach position at his alma-mater, La Salle University.
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  • 1992
    Age 37
    Bryant's first coaching position after returning from Europe was in 1992–1993 as the head coach of the women's varsity team at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
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  • 1987
    Age 32
    He twice had 53-point games with Pistoia in the 1987–88 season.
    More Details Hide Details Bryant continued to play into his fifties, appearing in several games for the Boston Frenzy of the fledgling American Basketball Association.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 28
    After a final NBA season with the Houston Rockets in 1983, Bryant headed to Europe, playing seven seasons in Italy with clubs of the Italian A1 League and the Italian A2 League.
    More Details Hide Details He played with the Italian clubs AMG Sebastiani Rieti (1984–86), Viola Reggio Calabria (1986–87), Pistoia (1987–89) and Reggio Emilia (1989–91).
  • 1979
    Age 24
    In the first game of the 1979–80 season at home in San Diego, Bryant slammed dunked on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, however, despite that and a 46-point effort by Bryant's Sixer/Clippers teammate World B. Free (Then known as Lloyd Free), the Lakers won the game off a game winning sky hook by Abdul-Jabbar.
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    Bryant headed back to the West Coast when he was traded by the 76ers to the San Diego Clippers, for whom he played from 1979–82.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    His 1976–77 Sixers team, featuring NBA all-stars Julius Erving, Doug Collins and George McGinnis, reached the NBA finals, but eventually lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 4 games to 2.
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  • 1975
    Age 20
    After starring at La Salle University, Bryant, a 6'9" (2.07 m) forward, was drafted in the first round by the Golden State Warriors in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Before the season started, though, he was dealt to his hometown team, the Philadelphia 76ers, with whom he played for four seasons.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on October 19, 1954.
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