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Joey Meyer is the head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Indiana Pacers' affiliate in the NBA Development League. He is currently the circuit's all-time victories leader.[1] He is most famously known for the thirteen season he served in a similar capacity with DePaul University's men's basketball program from 1984 to 1997.

DePaul Blue Demons

He is most notably the former college men's basketball coach of DePaul University. For thirteen seasons Meyer served as head coach for the Blue Demons (1984-1997) accomplishing a 231-158 record. His tenure included six seasons with twenty or more wins, seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, and three trips to the NIT. Meyer was honored as the CBS Chevrolet Coach of the Year in 1987. Meyer previously served as an assistant coach at DePaul under his father, Ray Meyer.

NBA Development League

Meyer began his professional basketball head coaching career with the Chicago Skyliners of the American Basketball Association, leading them to a 29–11 record and the Western Conference championship in 2000–01.[1]

He joined the NBA D-League in 2001 with the Asheville Altitude, winning back-to-back league championships in 2004 and 2005. After the franchise moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma following its second title, Meyer continued to coach the team through the 2007–08 campaign.[1]

His son Brian is now a National Basketball Association (NBA) scout with the Chicago Bulls.[1]

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