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John Wall takes his passing ability from the hardwood to the gridiron

John Wall takes his passing ability from the hardwood to the gridiron

John Wall is one of the best passers in the NBA. You know this and I know this. What you maybe didn't know is how that passing ability translates from the basketball court to the gridiron.

I'd say it translates pretty well. I'm not saying Nate Sudfeld should be on the lookout behind him, but he should at least see this and know that Wall is local and one call away. 

That was a dime from Wall and it looked effortless. So effortless, you didn't even notice the mechanics and how easy he was taking it. 

Is there nothing John Wall can't do? 

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Doc Rivers explains what he learned from coaching his son, Austin

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Doc Rivers explains what he learned from coaching his son, Austin

The deal that sent Austin Rivers from the L.A. Clippers to the Washington Wizards this offseason was no ordinary NBA trade. Rivers was traded from the team coached by his father and that added an element no one had experienced before.

The Rivers family were the first father-and-son combination of coach and player in NBA history. Austin spoke in detail about his side of things after joining Washington, saying it was time for a fresh start to further his career. Doc opened up about it recently at Coaching U, a summer program that develops coaches from around the country.

Doc explained what he learned from coaching his son that can be applied to coaching any team in any sport. His takeaways give a fascinating look into a situation that was truly unique to the NBA.

Watch the video right here:

One quote that stands out in his speech was about supporting players.

"The one thing Austin could do when he showed up for a game, what did he know? He knew the coaches, or the head coach had his back because the head coach was his dad. And so, if you're coaching your team and you can get every single player on your team to have that feeling, you're going to be successful."

For more on Austin's perspective, read this story from his introductory press conference in July.

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Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

The Wizards released their 2018-19 five-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and it looks quite a bit like last year's did.

Once again, they will play the New York Knicks twice, once at home and once on the road. And once again, they will host the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

It all begins on Oct. 1 when the Wizards host the Knicks. Three of their five preseason games will be played at Capital One Arena.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

10/1 vs. Knicks

10/5 vs. Heat

10/8 at Knicks

10/10 at Pistons

10/12 vs. Guangzhou Long-Lions

The preseason schedule release comes on the heels of the full 82-game regular season reveal. That came out last week. You can see it here.

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