Former Washington and NBA star Brandon Roy was named Garfield’s new head boys basketball coach Thursday.
Roy made his debut coaching at the high school level last year when he led Nathan Hale to a perfect season and the Class 3A championship.
The former Portland Trailblazer will replace Ed Haskins, who took a job as an assistant basketball coach at Washington State. Haskins spent the last nine years as the Bulldogs’ head coach.
A Garfield alum, Roy led the Bulldogs to a fourth place state tournament finish his senior year. After playing at UW, Roy was a first round 2006 NBA draft pick. Roy was forced into retirement in 2011 after his bad knees kept him off the court.
Garfield, a perennial powerhouse, went 23-6 last season. The fell to Nathan Hale in the 3A state championship game.