NBA Stars Try Hand at Coaching at NBPA Top 100 Camp

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

Andre Inguodala and Andre Miller are used to being on the court and controlling the play. This week, however, they've taken a seat on the sidelines and taken on a coaching role at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena.

The NBA stars were teammates with the Denver Nuggets last year and are in town to help guide and mentor the top high school players in the country.

"Wanting to see what it was like to be a coach," Inguodala said of his reason for getting involved at the camp. "As a player you can analyze a coach as well as a coach analyzes players but you don't realize how hard it is once the tables are turned, so I've been enjoying the whole process."

Inguodala, an All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist with the 2012 "Dream Team", doesn't believe coaching is in his future, however.

"I don't (see myself) coaching," he said. "I'd like to be a President or General Manager. A lot of GM's interact with coaches so I thought this would be a good step."

Miller, meanwhile, wouldn't mind coaching high school players once he retires but for this week, he's all about advising the players.

"Well I'm here basically to motivate the kids," Miller said. "I'm learning a few things going through sessions and learning how to prepare for games and stuff like that but for the most part I'm here to inspire the kids and motivate them and just encourage them."


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