Steven Key

Steven Key ( born May 14, 1968 in Los Angeles, California ) is a former American professional basketball player and current coach. Most recently he was Head Coach of the Neckar giant Ludwigsburg.

After graduating from Boston University Steven Key just missed the leap into the North American NBA. He then moved to Europe and spent almost his entire career in Germany where he played for various clubs. 2001 ended a violation of his career as an active player.

After the end of his career as a player Key graduated from the training as a coach and in 2003 was the new Head Coach of the then Dusseldorf Magics in the 2nd Basketball Bundesliga. At the end of the season 2005/2006, the Treaty of Key in Dusseldorf was not renewed. Key then returned to the USA and worked as an assistant coach for the WNBA team the Chicago Sky. From 2007, he became General Manager of the team and took over from 2008 to 2010 also the post of head coaches. In 2010 he left the club at his own request. Key finally in 2011 became successor of Vladimir Bogojevic LTi Giessen 46ers in and led them to relegation.

Since the summer of 2011 Key worked for EnBW Ludwigsburg, since the summer of 2012 Neckar giant Ludwigsburg called themselves. First as an assistant coach Markus Jochum and after his dismissal as head coach of the team. After the successful relegation his contract was extended as Head Coach for the 2012/2013 season. After a good start to the season Ludwigsburg came after a series of defeats again in the relegation battle, and after a 73:78 defeat in January 2013 against Walter Tigers Tübingen Key was relieved of his duties as head coach.

Steven Key is married and father of 2 children. His family also lives in Ludwigsburg.