Butch Carter is the founder of Analytics 4 Coaches and currently serves as the Analytics Coaching Mentor to the NBA’s Assistant Coaching Program (ACP). He has been a trailblazer on Basketball Analytics since his record breaking 1999-2000 season as the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors. Analytics 4 Coaches is designed specifically to help coaches win more games.
Butch was a standout athlete at Middletown High School, where he was named Ohio’s 1976 High School Player of the Year. Carter was recruited by legendary college coach Bobby Knight of Indiana. Carter was named co-captain as a senior and led the team to the 1980 Big Ten Championship. He was the first guard to lead the Big Ten field goal percentage at .547 and shot .511 for his career at Indiana.
Butch was drafted by the Lakers in the 2nd round and played a total of six years in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers (1980–1981), Indiana Pacers (1981–1984), New York Knicks (1984–1985), and Philadelphia 76ers (1985)
After his playing career, Butch returned to Middletown High as the Head Varsity Basketball Coach where in his second season he was named Ohio High School Coach of the Year. He is the only person to ever be named both Player & Coach of the Year in the state of Ohio!
Carter then served as a college assistant at Long Beach State with Joe Harrington, and University of Dayton with Jim O’Brien before jumping to the NBA where he worked 6 years as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks for Del Harris and Mike Dunleavy. He moved on to Toronto where he was first an assistant and later became the Head Coach for the Raptors, coaching future Hall of Famers Vince Carter & Tracy McGrady.
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Be prepared to take some notes and learn some coaching truths as you listen to this episode with Butch Carter, former NBA player, NBA Coach, and the founder of Analytics 4 Coaches.
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