View Full Version : Interview with Dirk's shooting coach

08-31-2004, 10:14 PM
from nba.com (http://www.nba.com/germany/sharpshooters/holger_040831.html)

Q: What's the best way to practice 3-point shooting?

Holger Geschwindner: Push-ups on your fingertips - that's the most important thing to do. It's just because many players commit a mistake during the shot process. They start pushing the ball. Since nobody can grab the ball during the shot, you need to accelerate it continuously -- until the final acceleration at the end. That's when most of the players lack strength, and that's why they push the ball too quickly at the beginning. At the end, the ball leaves the hand at a sub-optimal velocity. And then you get a wild range on your shots.

Q: How many special push-ups does it take?

HG: Start out slowly. Begin with push-ups on your knees before doing normal push-ups. Ten or 15 after every practice should be enough.


08-31-2004, 10:21 PM
That sounds hard. And really weird.

09-01-2004, 12:33 AM
Whatever works. :shrug:

My dad just always told me to envision a plate sitting on top of the rim, and goal was to lightly lay the ball on the plate. It worked for me. :cool: