Potts named Video Coordinator at Alabama

Alabama men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats announced the hiring of Ben Potts as video coordinator. Potts makes his way to Tuscaloosa with experience in college basketball and the NBA after most recently working for the Detroit Pistons.

“We are excited to welcome Ben to our staff, Oats said. “He is coming highly recommended from the NBA. We were looking for someone with NBA experience to add to our staff who can further our development as a program playing an NBA-style modern system. Ben is an extremely hard worker who is self-motivated and can relate well to our guys as he himself was a college basketball player not too long ago. He is a high character individual that we’re ecstatic about adding to our staff.”

Most recently Potts served as a video intern for the Detroit Pistons under head coaches Monty Williams and Dwane Casey specializing in player development, working with Alec Burks and 2022 NBA All-Rookie selection Jalen Duren. Prior to working with the Detroit Pistons, Potts spent six seasons at Colorado under head coach Tad Boyle, starting as a team practice player and being elevated to a graduate assistant during his last two seasons at Boulder.

During his time at Colorado, Potts was a part of a staff that led the Buffaloes to the 2021 NCAA Tournaments and worked with Derrick White of the Boston Celtics and Jabari Walker who currently plays with the Portland Trail Blazers.

“I am really excited to be at the University of Alabama and have the opportunity to work with Nate Oats,” Potts said. “Coach Oats is one of the most respected coaches in the industry and it is going to be a pleasure being able to work and learn under him. I am excited to get to work with our amazing student-athletes and help them to be the best version of themselves while continuing to add to this winning culture.”

Ben Potts Bio

  • Worked with Alec Burks, Jalen Duren, George King, Jabari Walker, Derrick White and McKinley Wright IV during his time in the NBA and at the University of Colorado
  • Served at the Phil Beckner Professional Player Development Coaching Clinic
  • Collected nine top-25 victories and was a member of the 2021 coaching staff at Colorado that appeared in the 2021 NCAA Tournament
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2022-23: Detroit Pistons (Video Intern)
    • 2020-22: University of Colorado (Graduate Assistant)
    • 2019-20: University of Colorado (Coaching Staff Intern)
    • 2016-17: University of Colorado (Team Manager/Practice Player)


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