Armond Hill Rumors
Later Wednesday evening at 8:00, several of the league’s top NBPA player representatives, including Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala, spoke. Bucks forward Kyle Korver, Clippers players Patrick Beverley and Kawhi Leonard, and coaches Doc Rivers, Armond Hill, and John Lucas, Portland’s CJ McCollum and many others spoke. According to one source who was in the meeting, the major themes included voting, police brutality, and more direct action with owners. Another source said more open discussion got done once coaches left the players’ meeting. For reference, Rivers has spoken about players remaining in the bubble and using their platform to continue speaking on the issue of racism in the country.
Keith Pompey: According to a source, Clippers assistant Armond Hill said voting possesses the power to change. He informed the players that Trump has assigned over 200 federal judges.
Chris Mannix: Doc Rivers, Armond Hill and John Lucas are among the coaches that spoke passionately tonight, per sources. Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, ‘Melo, LeBron — lot of voices being heard amongst the players.
The interview website Piqued has published an interview with Armond Hill, an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA). Hill talks about his time coaching the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics, names some of his “dream team,” and offers insight into how he goes about coaching NBA legends and perpetual All-Stars. Excerpt: “People think, ‘Oh the pros, they don’t want to listen, etc…’ That’s the furthest thing from the truth. See, the number one thing about the pros is that—and believe it or not, they all want to get better. The key thing is, when you tell them something, you better be right.
David Aldridge: For star players, with any coach, there’s that fine line between challenging them and ticking them off. How does Doc move along that line? CP: I’m not the first pretty good player that he’s coached. We’ve also been given the chance to know each other. And it’s not just Doc. It’s the assistant coaches as well. Those guys, we have a great mix of our coaches. All of them know their role; they don’t try to step on anybody else’s toes. Armond (Hill) is great. All of them have their different personalities. TLue (Tyronn Lue) is a guy I’ve gotten close to. And it’s funny, I played against TLue. I played against TLue, I think, four or five years. His basketball knowledge, how much TLue challenges me every game, every possession, is something that I need.