If you watch a Golden State Warriors game this season, there’s a good chance you’ll see some familiar faces.
Of course you know the former IU star Trayce Jackson-Davis He was drafted by the Warriors and signed a multi-year contract and is expected to play a role for the team this season.
But you know, are there multiple people who have ties to IU basketball that work behind the scenes and directly support Jackson-Davis in the same situation?
Seth Cooper After serving as the Warriors’ G-League affiliate head coach, he served as the Warriors’ Director of Player Development. In his new role, he will work primarily with younger players such as Jackson Davis. Cooper played at Indiana University under Tom Crean from 2010-14, first as a graduate assistant and then as part of the strength and conditioning program. Victor Oladipo praised Cooper for playing a major role in his development during his time at Indiana.
Cooper’s move to the NBA helped create an opportunity for him with the Santa Cruz G-League team.former IU star Bracey Wright is an assistant coach and serves in a player development role with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Wright was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA in 2005 and played professional basketball primarily overseas until 2020. While at Indiana University, Wright scored 1,458 points in three seasons. He is the ninth-fastest person in Indiana history to reach 1,000 points.
at last, Will SheehyHe is entering his third season with the Warriors after attending Indiana University at the same time as Cooper and Oladipo. He started with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant video coordinator and now serves as a player development analyst. Sheehy has had multiple stints as a player in the NBA G League and Summer League, and during his overseas career he played six years in four countries (Montenegro, Greece, France and Portugal). He retired as a player in 2020 and briefly worked outside of basketball before being hired by the Warriors.
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