Last night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns for the fourth consecutive time, after losing the first two games, to win this year’s NBA Championship. One of the people who helped get them there was Charles Lee, a 2002 graduate of Quince Orchard High School. Lee grew up in Gaithersburg and was a student-athlete at Quince Orchard before moving on to Bucknell, where he attended school and played until 2006.
He went on to play professionally, primarily in Europe and Israel. After his professional career came to an end, he returned to Bucknell as an assistant coach and later served as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks from 2014-18 and now the Bucks, where he has been an assistant since 2018. His name appeared as a potential candidate for the Washington Wizards coaching job, prior to the Wizards naming Wes Unseld Jr. their head coach earlier this week.
Congratulations to Coach Lee and the Milwaukee Bucks on winning the NBA championship!