Popovich welcomes his former student’s performance.
Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, had an interview with NBC Sports Boston on Wednesday (Korea time). Popovich talked about Derek White at the meeting.라바카지노도메인
White wore a San Antonio jersey with the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Rookie Draft. During his rookie season, he focused on improving his skills by playing both the G League and the NBA. White was reborn as one of the key players of San Antonio from the next season and began to fly.
However, White was traded to the Boston Celtics during the 2021-2022 season. San Antonio, which pressed the rebuild button, wanted to secure a draft pick with White for sale.
He must have had a hard time mentally because he left friendly San Antonio. However, White quickly joined Boston and performed better than expected.
White’s form has been at its peak this season. He averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists, taking the Boston Red Sox’s starting shooting guard position. An impressive record is 3-point shooting success rate. White boasts a 3-point shooting success rate of 41.2% on average. Strong defense has also remained.
White has clearly achieved growth in Boston. How did Popovich feel after watching this development.
“It’s not difficult to see Derek White succeed in the Boston Red Sox. I’m glad to have him. I keep in touch with him. White also played in the G League after his debut. However, he trained hard. Thanks to him, White is improving every year in shooting and pick-and-roll,” Popovich said.
White is not a player who cheers fans up with his extravagant plays. However, he always plays hard and contributes to his team’s victory. As a result, White has emerged as Boston’s leading air defense guard.
Popovich said, “White is a good pass player. He also has a great sense of space creation and defense. However, he lacked confidence in some areas. It took some time to overcome them. However, White has reached the position he wanted. Since joining the Boston Red Sox, he has made strides to pursue his career. I couldn’t be happier to see this.”