2-Time NBA World Champion, Brendan Ahearn Suhr (born April 28, 1951) is an American basketball coach. He can be heard on his weekly podcast featuring the best coaches in the world. Each episode Coach Suhr and his guests give you insight into some of the best and newest trends, techniques, philosophies and lessons from not only the game of basketball; but also in leadership, culture, professional development and life.
He is also a former assistant coach in the National Basketball Association, most recently with the New York Knicks where he also served as their former Director of Player Personnel and scout. Suhr received his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in 1973 and his master’s degree in education administration from Fairfield University in 1979. Suhr began his coaching career on the college level as an assistant at the University of Detroit Mercy, before moving to Fairfield University for five seasons. Suhr was a longtime NBA assistant coach and served on two NBA championship teams with the Detroit Pistons, in 1988-89 and 1989-90.
From 1995 to 1997, Suhr was head coach for the Grand Rapids Mackers (later Hoops) of the Continental Basketball Association. He was CBA Coach of the Year in 1996 for leading Grand Rapids to a 33–23 record and first-place finish in the Eastern Division. Grand Rapids went 32–24 and second in the CBA Eastern Division in 1996–97.