Carlos Dotson has recently joined the Charlotte Hornets as a Basketball Operations Assistant. Get to know Carlos by reading some of the interview questions we had the opportunity to collect.
How did you first get into coaching? What has been the driver that has kept you in coaching?
A couple coaches that I am connected too and look up too got me into coaching and I have loved it so far. Giving back to kids and helping these kids reach their goals keeps me wanting to coach. I want to help every athlete I come across be a better player and also a better person.
Who has been your biggest influence in your coaching career? Why?
It is not just one person I came name it’s a couple of coaches. BJ McKie, Steve Smith, Antonio Reynolds-Dean , Kareem Richardson and Lucas Mckay. These are all guys who I could go to for advice if I need anything. I knew them before I got into coaching so we all have a personal relationship and I trust them to give me the right advice that I need. They are who got me into coaching and I will pick their brain always so I can become great coaches like them.
What has been your greatest lesson learned in coaching so far?
As a grad assistant I just learned to soak in every piece of information I can get from the staff and be able to do everything from on court stuff to everything off the court.
Fun Fact: Tell us something about yourself that people would be surprised to know about you.
I would say that I can speak a little French and Portuguese
As a member, what has been the most rewarding aspect/ favorite memory of Rising Coaches for you?
Just being able to connect with all these great coaches. I look forward to waking up and going to look at the Rising coaches community to watch and look what people post. It’s like I learn something different everyday. I’m glad I joined!