OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 12, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue has named Taj Finger and Grant Gibbs as assistant coaches, the team announced today.
Finger served as a graduate assistant for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program for the 2016-17 season, helping guide the Yellow Jackets to their first National Invitation Tournament championship game in 46 years.
A member of the Stanford men’s basketball team from 2004-2008, he appeared in 126 games, earning three trips to the NCAA tournament, including an appearance in the Sweet 16. Finger was also selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic team three years in a row.
The New York native graduated with a degree in Communication and Media Studies in 2008 and went on to play professional basketball overseas for five years in three countries.
Gibbs comes to the Blue after a three-year international playing career. A native of Iowa, he played in the Netherlands and Germany after graduating from Creighton with a degree in journalism.
Gibbs began his collegiate career at Gonzaga then transferred to Creighton after two seasons with the Bulldogs. He played in 100 games and averaged 7.6 points and 4.9 assists as the Bluejays appeared in the NCAA tournament in each of his seasons with the team.