Nick Van Exel
'90s Team(s): Los Angeles Lakers (1993-98), Denver Nuggets (1998-99)
Van Exel has made the transition (as many ex-point guards do) to a career as a coach. In 2009, he was hired as an assistant for Texas Southern University. While there, he was part of a coaching staff that didn't follow restrictions on practice time and received NCAA sanctions. After a year, he was hired by the Atlanta Hawks to be a Player Development instructor. This upcoming season will be the first for Van Exel as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks.
In January of this year, Van Exel's son Nickey, 22, was convicted of murder. Nickey was allegedly a member of a gang who shot his friend Bradley Eyo to prevent him from testifying against the younger Van Exel about robberies they committed together. Though Nick maintained the shooting was an accident, the judge well exceeded the minimum 5-year sentence and instead sent Nickey away for 60 years.