David Vanterpool, Minnesota Timberwolves Associate Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Associate Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves David Vanterpool. Before joining the Timberwolves this offseason, Vanterpool had spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers as he played an integral role in Portland’s success while earning a strong reputation for his basketball IQ, ability to connect with players and build lifelong relationships.

In this episode, Coach Vanterpool discusses how he has developed a passion for coaching; the coaches he played for that influenced him to pursue a career in coaching after playing; his experience working with and learning from Terry Stotts the last 7 seasons; why he decided to join the Timberwolves coaching staff and Ryan Saunders; thoughts on some of the great players he has coached including Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum as well as his goals for his career and how they correlate to his “WHY” for coaching. 

All that and more on Episode 158 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Micah Shrewsberry, Purdue Boilermakers Assoc. Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Micah Shrewsberry, Associate Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers. Shrewsberry has learned from the best coaches in America, spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under head coach Brad Stevens. He helped the Celtics to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2017 and 2018. Under Shrewsberry, the Celtics’ offense was one of the best in the NBA this past season, ranking sixth in the league in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point percentage. 

Shrewsberry returns to Purdue where he was an assistant coach during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons before departing to Boston. He helped the Boilermakers to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Prior to his time at Purdue, he spent four seasons at Butler under Stevens, first as the coordinator of basketball operations, then as an assistant coach for the last three seasons. He helped the Bulldogs to the 2010 and 2011 national championship games before starting his two-year stint with the Boilermakers.

In this episode, Coach Shrewsberry discusses his experiences working with two of the best coaches in the game: Brad Stevens and Matt Painter; why he decided to leave the Celtics to return to Purdue; what he found to be the biggest differences between coaching in the college and professional ranks and how his experience coaching in the NBA will allow him to better serve the players he coaches at the collegiate level moving forward.

All that and more on Episode 157 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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