Friday, March 29th, 2013

 

Young skills coach preps college stars for NBA

Drew Hanlen

The NBA Draft is just two rounds, much more compact than similar talent harvests in other major professional sports leagues, but it’s nevertheless an inexact science that keeps general managers awake at night as they ponder the possibilities involved in making wise choices. Considerable money and manpower hours are spent in pursuit of data that can help guide those choices. Some of that data is provided in-house, and some comes from an array of outside sources—anything or anyone that can give teams reasonable assurance that the players they’re drafting willRead More


Can NBA rookies handle the truth?

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As NBA teams work out and interview potential draft picks in the remaining weeks heading up to the draft, one of the most important traits the various general managers and directors of player personnel will be looking to uncover is whether a player can handle the truth. “The NBA is all about the truth,” said Boston Celtics assistant coach and skills instructor extraordinaire Kevin Eastman. “You can’t lie your way through to this level. Sooner or later, your skills, or lack of skills, will be exposed. So you deal withRead More