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George Gervin (The Iceman) Talks about the Impact of a High School Coach

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George Gervin, better known as the Iceman, is a former NBA player and now NBA Hall of Famer. He played with the San Antonio Spurs for the majority of his career, and averaged 26.2 points per game in his 14 NBA/ABA seasons (1972-1986). In 1996 Gervin was named as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest all-time players. Gervin is also most commonly known as the Iceman for his cool presence on the court, and for scoring and playing hard without breaking a sweat.

In this clip Gervin talks about the impact his high school coach had on his playing career and life. He explains how the way his high school coach taught him the basic fundamentals of the game, including footwork, balance, and how to jump, helped him succeed as a young player and later on in his NBA career to play well and avoid injuries.