Most NBA coaches probably still get out on the court to shoot a couple buckets every now and then. Not to say they go out of their way, but there’s always time before or after a practice, or after working out NBA draft hopefuls. And some, a select few, might even try a behind-the-back, through-the-legs layup, which we wouldn’t mind seeing, even if they missed.
Flip Saunders, Cuyahoga Heights’ Finest, did just that after Wednesday’s Wizards pre-draft workout, something only 50% of the head coaches in the NBA Finals can do — well, I’m making an assumption based on Phil Jackson’s two hip replacement surgeries and his giant sideline chair.
Flip may struggle with trick shots, but he hasn’t lost the shooting touch that once made him Ohio’s Class-A High School Player of the Year and a pretty good player at the University of Minnesota. Let’s watch the coach in action …
For the record, someone asked Flip if he was going to finish on a miss. He just kinda shrugged his shoulders, laughed it off and said something I couldn’t exactly hear.
BTW, check out the DC Sports Bog for a story about how Flip almost played basketball at the University of Maryland.