NBA legend Ray Allen takes head coaching job at Miami prep school


Ray Allen has taken a job as director of boys and girls basketball at Miami’s Gulliver Prep, and will also serve as the school’s boys varsity basketball coach.

Gulliver announced the hiring of the Hall of Fame player, two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star on Friday. Allen has been involved with Gulliver in the past as an assistant coach for a middle school program and is a parent at the school.

“Coach Allen brings unparalleled expertise to the helm of our basketball programs,” the school said in a tweet.

Allen was part of NBA championship-winning teams in Boston in 2008 and in Miami in 2013, the second title coming after he made one of the most dramatic shots in playoff history: a game-tying three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in regulation of Game 6 of the NBA finals against San Antonio, a game that the Heat would win in overtime to extend the series to a seventh game.

He is still the NBA’s career leader in three-pointers made with 2,973 – 141 more than Golden State’s Stephen Curry. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Allen also played for Milwaukee and Seattle, and last appeared in the league in 2014. He and his family have lived in the Miami area since.

Gulliver has about 2,200 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.