Men's Basketball

Eric Snow
Eric Snow

Canton, Ohio

Director of Player Development

2nd at SMU

Michigan State, 1995

Eric Snow in in his second season at SMU (2013-14) after being named Director of Player Development by Head Coach Larry Brown in August of 2012. Snow, a 13-year NBA veteran, played six seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers under Brown, including a trip to the 2001 NBA Finals.

In his first season (2012-13), SMU finished 15-17. The Mustangs led Conference USA in field goal percentage defense (.395) (29th NCAA), which was the best since 1961-62. SMU also led C-USA in free throw percentage (.745) while ranking second in scoring defense (62.7). The Mustangs' recruiting class also ranked as high as No. 14 nationally.

Snow played for three franchises in his 13 seasons in the NBA (1995-2008); the Seattle Supersonics (1995-98), Philadelphia 76ers (1998-2004) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-08). He averaged 6.8 points, 5.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals for his career and played in the NBA Finals three times (1996, 2001, 2007). He was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (43rd overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft before being traded to Seattle.

Following his playing career, Snow worked as an analyst for NBA TV and for the Philadelphia 76ers' television broadcasts.

Snow played for Coach Jud Heathcote at Michigan State, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 1992, 1994 and 1995. In his senior season (1994-95), he was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big Ten Second Team and Team MVP. The 1994-95 team co-captain helped the Spartans finish second in the Big Ten and earn a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He also earned the Michigan State team awards for scholarship and sportsmanship after his senior season. He led MSU in assists and steals each of his final three seasons and finished his career third in assists (599).

Snow earned the 2005 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. He was also honored with the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the 1999-2000 season and was selected as the Atlantic Division winner of the 1998-99 NBA Sportsmanship Award.

The Canton, Ohio, native, and his wife Carrie have six sons. Snow earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State in 1995. His older brother, Percy Snow, played linebacker at Michigan State and then for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears of the NFL.

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