Larry Shyatt Rumors
The phone conversation takes place nearly every one to two weeks. Then, Lakers reserve forward Larry Nance Jr. chats for an hour with Dallas Mavericks assistant Larry Shyatt. They talk about their lives. They reminisce on their time together at the University of Wyoming, where Nance played for four years and led the Cowboys to a Mountain West Conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance in 2015 for the first time in 13 years. They still talk about the game, with Shyatt still providing Nance various tips on how to improve his craft. “Even though he’s not my coach,” Nance said, “he’ll always be my coach.”
Shyatt said “none of this is surprising to me” that Nance became Wyoming’s first player selected in the NBA Draft since Theo Ratliff in 1995. “He’s always had a mature approach to the game,” Schyatt said. “Watching tape now, he’s starting to have a game so to speak. He was sort of a guy without a game. He had all these pieces. He could leap. He could run. He could talk. He could think. Now it’s sort of neat watching him put that together.”
Tim MacMahon: The Mavs hired former Wyoming and Clemson head coach Larry Shyatt as an assistant coach. Shyatt, 64, who resigned from Wyoming at the end of last season, had a 187-162 record as a college head coach.