Director of International Scouting - Charlotte Hornets
My entire life has been all about BASKETBALL! Although my playing career never reached the levels that I had hoped for and despite several knee injuries, I was still able to play semi-professionally in Europe. But the knowledge and experiences I gathered through the years made it possible for me to turn my life’s passion into my profession.
Working 15 years in the NBA, my job has taken me all over the world, including Africa, South America, Russia, Australia, Japan & China. Between scouting the globe and teaching fundamentals on the floor, I live basketball 365 days a year, keeping abreast of anything and everything happening in the world of hoops.
As a player development coach, I have worked with over 100 NBA and overseas professional players. Specializing in Shooting Technique, in February 2011, I released my first instructional basketball book “Shoot like the Pros: the Road to a Successful Shooting Technique”, with foreword by Jerry West, which is considered by many coaches to be the best book on the art of shooting ever written.
As I humbly pursue my goal of truly mastering the art of shooting and perfecting my skills as both a teacher and shooter, at this time I am hitting a solid 98.5% from the free throw line and 90% from 3p range during my daily routine practice sessions.... The Dream just never ends...
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Shooting is the most important fundamental skill in basketball, but despite being the skill players are the most willing to practice, shooting technique is perhaps the least-taught fundamental of the game. In addition, there are very few instructional basketball books dedicated exclusively to shooting. Shoot Like the Pros is perhaps the most detailed analysis of shooting mechanics, covering every aspect of shooting, ever published. Divided into seven sections, it covers shooting mechanics, the mental aspects of shooting, free throws, game situations, strength and conditioning, teaching methods, and finally workout drills for advanced levels. Including tips from some of the NBA's biggest stars, this is a book that will give both players and coaches at all levels proper direction on how to improve shooting technique.