Chris Farr to Join Nuggets Staff
Men's basketball assistant coach to join Brian Shaw's staff with the Denver Nuggets.
July 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES - LMU men's basketball Head Coach Max Good announced this week that Chris Farr, an assistant with the Lions the last four seasons, has accepted an assistant coach position with the NBA's Denver Nuggets, working with new Head Coach Brian Shaw's staff.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Chris, one we knew was coming at some point," said Good. "We will greatly miss him, and his ability to develop players at a professional level. It was just a matter of time that he would take that talent to the next level. We do hate to lose him."
Chris Farr joined the LMU coaching staff as an assistant coach in the 2009-10 season and had always had the goal of working in the NBA.
"Chris has always had great relationships with players at all levels, and it was very valuable to our program," said Good. "He always has had the goal of moving to the NBA, and Shaw and the Nuggets is a great one for him."
Farr was heavily involved in player development for the Lions and in recruiting. The Lions have had five 1,000-point scorers while he was at LMU, continuing his development history.
Since his arrival, the Lions had two of its most successful seasons since 1989-90, going to the postseason twice, including 2011-12 season when the Lions finished at 21-13 overall and 11-5 (4th) in the WCC.
From 1999 through 2002, Farr was with the men's basketball program at Fresno State. As assistant basketball coach, he was involved in recruiting, scouting, as well as conditioning and skills development. Prior to taking over the assistant coaching duties, Farr was an administrative assistant responsible for film exchange and monitoring the academic and athletic progress of players.
Farr coached for Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA for over 10 years before joining FSU. He served as an assistant and also interim head coach. As interim head coach, he led the team to the 1999 State playoffs. While at Contra Costa College, Farr finished his degree at Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication in 1996.
As a student-athlete, Farr was team captain of the men's basketball team at Sacramento State, where he led the team in assists (1986 to 1988) and steals (1987). He also captained Contra Costa College where he made all-league first team and again led the team in steals and assists. For the 1983 - 1984 season, Farr played for Oxnard Community College where he was named All-WSC.