McDaniel, a former professional player with NBA experience in Wizard, Blazer and Piston, and considerable international experience in China, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain, has also coached at the professional level in Italy. A graduate of Saint Augustine College, North Carolina, where he was both an NCAA All-American Division II player and Student Athlete Award Recipient.
"We have a group of very talented young men who have a desire to improve their skills and compete at a very high level. My thing is teaching; we'll work very well together and we will be competitive in the ABA." stated McDaniel.