The Brooklyn Nets will hire David Nurse as their new shooting coach, interim head coach Tony Brown confirmed Friday night. Nurse is expected to join the team next week.
Prior to joining the Nets, Nurse ran Perfect Shots Basketball and consulted with various NBA teams, as well as writing for the website HoopsHype. He also, as shown in the video above, hit a record 81 three-pointers in five minutes.
The move, originally reported by NetsDaily, was likely made with one specific player’s development in mind. With the team all-in on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a shooting coach makes sense: Hollis-Jefferson has a noticeable hitch in his shot, which hasn’t hurt him from mid-range but has limited him to shooting inside the arc.
Along with Hollis-Jefferson, Brown cited Nets rookie Chris McCullough and foreign prospect Juan Vaulet, a 19-year-old forward currently playing in Argentina, as potential beneficiaries. Whether or not it’s telling that Brown only mentioned three young players, all of whom are currently ineligible to play for the Nets, I’ll leave up to you.