Aaron McKie

Aaron McKie (born October 2, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Temple Owls
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Temple record: 36-40 (.474)
Overall record: 36-40 (.474)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Temple
2018-2019 Temple (assoc. HC)
2014-2018 Temple (asst)
2007-2013 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)

Aaron McKie Facts

  • Aaron Fitzgerald McKie
  • Born October 2, 1972
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Temple University (BA, 1994)
  • Philly native played at Simon Gratz HS before going on to Temple, where he starred for the Owls for four seasons under legendary head coach John Chaney
  • Drafted in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft (17th overall) by the Portland Trailblazers
    • Played in the NBA for 13 seasons, mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers but also on the Blazers, Pistons and Lakers
      • Made ten NBA Playoffs appearances, but perhaps is most remembered playing alongside Allen Iverson in 2001 when the Sixers won the East
      • McKie was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2001
    • Head coaches McKie played for include P. J. Carlesimo, Doug Collins, Alvin Gentry, Larry Brown, Randy Ayers, Jim O’Brien and Phil Jackson
  • Returned to Philadelphia in 2007 to start his coaching career as an assistant under Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks
    • Spent a total of six seasons on the 76ers staff, working under Cheeks, Tony DiLeo, Eddie Jordan and Doug Collins
  • Left the organization in 2014 to become one of Fran Dunphy‘s assistants at his alma mater, Temple
    • In April 2018, the school announced that Dunphy would retire after the 2018-19 season and that McKie – who was being named associate head coach – would be his successor as Owls head coach starting with the 2019-20 seasons
  • McKie officially took over as Temple head coach in April 2019
    • Went 14-17 in his first season at the helm and is 36-40 overall through three years
  • Along with his wife, Lisa, has one daughter and three sons

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