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And where do you want to be five, 10 years from now?
” As the players talked, he wrote down key words on a notecard, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of what they were saying.
You can really understand and learn about a person in three minutes about how they carry themselves and the questions they ask.” Added Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool, who was one of the 11 front office personnel, “I never thought I’d be part of speed dating at all, much less speed dating with basketball players.
The setup was as follows: while half of the players stood and waited, the other half sat down in front of each of the respective front office members. The current players included Gooden, Temple, Alan Anderson and Beno Udrih, and the retirees included Keith Bogans, Greg Buckner, Derrick Byars, Brian Cook, Michael Hall, Junior Harrington, David Hawkins, Darnell Jackson, Der Marr Johnson, Fat Lever, George Lynch, Bostjan Nachbar, Mamadou N’Diaye, Milt Palacio, Sean Singletary, Awvee Storey and James White.
Three minutes were on the clock, tracked in front of the room by the LDP director, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who joined the NBPA’s Player Programs department last fall after a nine-year NBA and overseas career. The front office personnel included Vanterpool, Connelly, his brother Tim, Dotun Akinwale (Hawks manager of scouting), David Booth (Pelicans director of player personnel), Trevor Bukstein (Suns assistant general manager), Marc Eversley (76ers vice president of player personnel), Matt Lloyd (Magic assistant general manager), Malik Rose (Hawks manager of basketball operations), Brendan Suhr (former Pistons assistant coach and current LSU men’s basketball associate coach) and Ed Tapscott (Wizards vice president of player programs).
Tapscott, a longtime executive who previously served with the Bobcats and Knicks, said that the two most important assets are leadership and communication.
“Think of your positives,” Tapscott told the players.
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I think I like the whole concept of the speed dating thing.