Los Angeles - Phil Handy, formerly one of the most crucial figures behind the Cleveland Cavalier’s success, has partnered with global live streaming app Uplive as part of their aggressive expansion into the US market. As an Uplive partner, Handy will provide coaching techniques as well as insight on current NBA news and playoff commentary.


Phil Handy Joins Uplive

“This is a new thing to me, but it sounds really fun”, Former NBA Champion Assistant Coach Phil Handy told Uplive, “I am excited to see what the app can do to broaden my international reach!” Watch Phil Live from http://www.upliveusa.com starting July 8th, 2018

A name synonymous with some of the biggest names in the NBA including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving, Handy started his career as a basketball trainer for players like Jeremy Lin before joining the NBA as a player development coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2013, he joined the Cavalier’s as assistant coach and director of player development, where his ability to communicate the fine nuances and complexities of the game to his players can be credited with the team’s resurgence to win their first NBA Championship in 2016.

After five years with the Cavalier’s, Handy recently became a free agent coach and has reportedly received interest from several teams including the Pistons, Kings and Raptors. His live streaming broadcast will be a welcome addition to Uplive’s diverse celebrity and social influencers.