Jimmy Baron

Coach

  • With IMG Since: 2020
  • Hometown: South Bend, IN
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

About Me:

Jimmy Baron spent the previous 11 years abroad playing professionally in Europe. He played college basketball at the University of Rhode Island where his father, Jim Baron Sr., was the Head Coach. Baron remains the Atlantic 10 Conference's all-time leader in made 3-pointers.

Following college, Baron embarked on his professional career, playing in seven countries over the span of 11 years. He holds the single season ACB (Spain) record for free throw percentage. In 2013, he won the EuroCup Championship with Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia). Over the course of his career, Baron has made over 93% from the free throw line with just under 900 attempts.

Baron has over a decade of experience with player development and skills training while working with NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan. He has worked with former NBA MVPs Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook and other NBA players including Kevin Love and John Wall. Additionally, Baron has coached at several camps and clinics around the world.

Education/Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island, 2009

Experience

  • 2018-2020: Professional Basketball Player, Champagne Basket, Reims/Chalons, France
  • 2016-2018: Professional Basketball Player, BC Neptunas, Klaipeda, Lithuania & BC Rytas, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2015-2016: Professional Basketball Player, Spirou Charleroi, Charleroi, B
  • 2014-2015: Professional Basketball Player, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Fuenlabrada, Spain & Banvit, Bandirna, Turkey
  • 2013-2014: Professional Basketball Player, Virtus Roma, Rome, Italy
  • 2012-2013: Professional Basketball Player, Lokomotiv Kuban, Krasnodar, Russia
  • 2010-2012: Professional Basketball Player, Lagun Aro GBC, San Sebastián, Spain
  • 2009-2010: Professional Basketball Player, Mersin BSB, Mersin,Turkey
  • 2005-2009: College Basketball Player, University of Rhode Island