Not Shawn Respert.
Which player did you work with the most in Minnesota? Maybe Ricky Rubio?
SR: I worked a little bit with Ricky Rubio but the main guys I worked with were the post players and the big forwards. It’s kind of ironic to do that considering I played the point and the shooting guard positions my whole life. But it was a comfortable transition for me because in my mind I always knew what I wanted my bigs to do. And that’s how I tried to train them and develop them.
In Case You Missed It (or are just too young to know) Respert was a RI-DIC-ULOUSLY good shooter at Michigan State. His NBA career flopped and we now know that was largely due to his private battle with cancer. If Shawn could do one thing, it was shoot a basketball and I’ve assumed throughout his short tenure on the Timberwolves staff that he was — you know — working as a shooting coach.
Not so, apparently.