In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy talks to NBA shooting coach David Nurse, who has trained over 100 players and previously worked for the Brooklyn Nets. They discussed a wide range of topics including…
1:05: The two World Records that David holds: most three-pointers with one basketball in one minute (20) and in five minutes (81).
2:40: When David fell in love in basketball and realized that this could be his career.
4:45: What David learned from his uncle, Nick Nurse, who is an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors.
5:20: Growing up in Iowa down the street from fellow sharpshooter Kyle Korver.
6:10: The keys to developing a great shot.
7:48: How long it takes for David to fix a player’s shot and see improvement.
12:45: Of all the players he’s trained, which players bought in the most and showed the most improvement as a shooter?
15:35: David breaks down which NBA players have the best form.
16:30: Whether Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time and how his rise has impacted the next generation of players.
19:30: The biggest differences between working for an NBA team (as David did with the Nets) versus training players individually.
22:00: David’s “athlete of the future protocol” that uses wearable technology along with nutritionists, sleep experts and more to ensure a player is maximizing their effectiveness.
26:00: David’s transition from playing professionally overseas to coaching NBA players.
28:00: David’s non-profit organization Basketball Life that teams up other foundations and puts on clinics around the world, including a camp scheduled in Antarctica for 2019.
30:00: David’s time writing for HoopsHype and how that came together.
31:30: The NBA’s best three-point shooting teams and the top shooting coaches around the league (in David’s opinion).