Episode 49: Irving Roland | NBA Player Development Coach

Episode 49: Irving Roland | NBA Player Development Coach

By Richmond Weaver

Episode 49: Irving Roland | NBA Player Development Coach

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

Rich Spotlight: Irving Roland  Grew up in Oklahoma City and football was his favorite sport to watch growing up because of the popularity of football in the southwest Comes from a family that loves sports Primed for a big senior season in high school until he suffers a broken leg at the Pump Brothers camp in Los Angeles where he was fouled on a fast break dunk Spent 2 years at Carl Albert State College and then continued college career at Southwestern Oklahoma St. University Connected with Dave Hopla in Chicago who helped him secure an unpaid internship with the Boston Celtics as an Assistant Video Coordinator which led to him being hired by the New Orleans Hornets Eventually, he would move on to the Phoenix Suns and then founded Blueprint Basketball in Miami in 2011 for off-season training for some of the top NBA talent Now works with the Houston Rockets and is the personal player development coach for James Harden He believes that sports allows you to learn who you are and how you can handle adversity Words of Wisdom from Irving Roland: “Your character will take you further than your talent.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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