Lowe spent the last five seasons at North Carolina State, his alma mater, and failed to make the NCAA Tournament during a tenure that ended in March with a record of 86-78. The highlight of his stay came during the 2007 ACC Tournament when the Wolfpack, as a No. 10 seed, made it all of the way to the championship game before losing to North Carolina.
His NBA coaching career began during the 1992-93 season when he was promoted from assistant to head coach by Minnesota. He remained there until 1994. After five seasons as an assistant with Cleveland, the Vancouver Grizzlies named Lowe as head coach in 2000 before he stepped down early in the 2002-2003 season. He served as an assistant coach from 2003-2005 under Flip Saunders in Minnesota, and followed him to Detroit in 2005-2006.
Corbin became the head man on February 10 following the resignation of Jerry Sloan. Corbin had served as an assistant coach under Sloan since the 2004-05 season.
Lowe and Corbin were teammates during the 1989-1990 season when they played for Minnesota. Lowe joins Scott Layden and Jeff Hornacek to complete Corbin's staff.