The Waves begin the 2015-16 season on Friday at Fresno State.
The Waves begin the season at home in one week (vs. Fresno State on Nov. 14).
The Waves beat the Toreros at home two weeks ago.
Pepperdine hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Pepperdine-San Diego game will air on BYUtv at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 73-70 loss to CSUN.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' 59-50 season-opening victory.
Photos of the Waves' 78-72 win over the Tigers by Martin A. Folb.
Bryant Moore, who heads into his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men's basketball program in 2016-17, brings professional, collegiate and high school coaching experience to the Waves.
"I am very thankful and blessed to have been given the opportunity to work at Pepperdine," said Moore at his hiring in March 2011. "I want to thank Dr. Steve Potts for allowing this to happen. Marty Wilson and I have a relationship that goes back 10 years ago, when I came with Sheldon High to team camps at UC Santa Barbara a number of times. Our relationship blossomed over the years, and I was very happy when this opportunity presented itself. I have a ton of respect for Marty. He will help me grow personally and professionally, on and off the court."
Prior to one season (2010-11) at Sacramento State as a basketball operations assistant, Moore spent five years with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in a variety of roles. During 2009-10, he was the team's player development coordinator. In that position, he was in charge of on-court development, film study with the players and game-plan preparation.
"Bryant brings a great amount of experience at all three levels: high school, college and the NBA," said Wilson at Moore's hiring. "His variety of experiences will positively affect our program on and off the basketball floor. He will also be a great role model for our players."
Moore spent two seasons as the Cavaliers' full-time advance scout, where he was responsible for scouting upcoming opponents, charting plays, play calls, identifying opponents' tendencies and developing personnel reports. From these scouting efforts, he developed a detailed game report for the Cavs' coaching staff and players.
Moore began his work with the Cavaliers as a video coordinator in 2005, and was promoted to scout/video coach in 2006. He was also an assistant coach for the Cavaliers' summer league team for four years, and directed the team's free agent camp in summer 2009.
Led by LeBron James, the Cavaliers made the NBA Playoffs all five of Moore's seasons there. The Cavs twice had the best record in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the 2007 NBA Finals.
His first college coaching position was as an assistant coach at UC Riverside during the 2004-05 season under the Highlanders' long-time head coach John Masi. He began his coaching career under Scott Gradin at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif., where he was an assistant coach for four seasons (2001-04). Sheldon had two City Players of the Year during Moore's time there, including DeMarcus Nelson, who went on to play at Duke and in the NBA.
A native of San Diego, Calif., Moore first attended Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, where he played for Tom Bennett. He then transferred to Texas Tech, where he was a two-year starter on the basketball team (1990-91 and 1991-92) for coaches Gerald Myers and James Dickey. Despite playing just two seasons, Moore left the school ranked #4 all-time in career assists with 335. He set the school record for assists in a season twice, first recording 156 as a junior and then 179 as a senior, and also set a single-season record for steals with 55 as a senior (both records have since been broken).
He graduated from Texas Tech in 1993 with a degree in communications. He spent nearly 10 years in private business working for Oral-B and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
At the age of 23, Moore took custody of his younger brother, Matthew Thaxton, and raised him from the age of 12.