Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Anthony Peeler spent 13 seasons in the NBA and starred for Missouri in college prior to his pro career. Now, Peeler's basketball journey finds him in Richmond on the bench at Virginia Union.
Peeler was hired as an assistant by first year head coach Luqman Jaabar last summer and is making an impact for the Panthers. He's helped the Panthers develop, not only on the court, but off the court as well, pushing the weight room and academics.
When the Virginia Union job was opened, Peeler had a lot on his plate and was trying to decide what his next step was and is happy the opportunity to coach at Virginia Union came along. Peeler was drafted by the Lakers in 1992 and played through the 2004-2005 season with Los Angeles, the Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards.
After a slow start, the Panthers have caught fire, winning six of their last seven games and looking at a crucial stretch of five division games to close out the regular season.