Former Hawk Bowen joins Kings’ bench
SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings announced Wednesday that the organization has added Ryan Bowen as an assistant coach and assistant director of player development on head coach Michael Malone’s staff.
The University of Iowa graduate joins the Kings after serving the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. In his new role with Sacramento, he will support Dee Brown in all areas of on-court player development.
A 10-year NBA veteran, he appeared in 507 career games with the Nuggets (1999-2000, 2003-04), Houston Rockets (2004-06), New Orleans Hornets (2007-09) and Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-10). His professional experience includes time playing overseas for Oyak Renault (Turkey) and Ironi Nahariya (Israel).
As a collegian, Bowen enjoyed a four-year career at Iowa, posting 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest during his senior year in 1997-98.
Following retirement from professional basketball in 2009, Bowen returned to his alma mater as video coordinator for the Hawkeyes, working in that capacity for one season before departing Iowa City for a spot on Denver’s bench serving under then-head coach George Karl.
In addition to his coaching duties, Bowen remains an active contributor in the communities where he works, recently establishing the Ryan Bowen Family Foundation aimed at helping sponsor youth athletics and college scholarships for children.
Bowen and his wife, Wendy, have two sons, Benjamin and Zachary, and a daughter, Isabel.