Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Video: Shooting Coach John Townsend

Thanks to the video crew for this segment on John Townsend, the Trail Blazers' shooting coach.

Townsend's coaching seems to be having a positive effect. Field goal percentage and free throw percentage remained basically unchanged from the 2006-2007 to 2007-2008, but three point shooting percentage improved almost three percentage points this season (James Jones and Steve Blake might have had a part in that). Effective shooting percentage on jump shots, the area where a shooting coach would have his greatest influence, improved from 43.9% in '06-'07 to 45.5% in '07-'08.

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