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The DeSagana Diop Thread - Gana for ASG 2013

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Post#41 » by LamarMatic7 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:19 pm

Gana's latest IG picture pressed me to find out more about his job. Seems like he's not quite on the coaching staff, per se.

As a coaching associate, Diop will assist the Jazz coaching staff in a variety of capacities including work on the court during practices and individual player workouts, video editing and analysis, and other team preparation.

The coaching associate position was created by the Jazz to provide prospective coaches an opportunity to gain further experience in an apprenticeship role in order to better prepare them for a future career in coaching.

http://www.nba.com/jazz/news/jazz-announce-basketball-staff-addition

I love the idea of him hulking over a laptop and trying to learn Sony Vegas on the fly in order to cut up some videos for Rudy Gobert.
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Post#42 » by LamarMatic7 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:13 pm

Behind every dominating Rudy Gobert performance there's the man in the shadows. The person who should get all the credit for Gobert's success, yet is just pleased with the team's play and doesn't need any of the spotlight. It's Gana Diop.

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Post#43 » by Diop » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:27 pm

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He's slowly working his way up, it's just a matter of time before he's running his own team. Clippers should dump rivers for him. I expect big years from gobert and favours now


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Post#44 » by LamarMatic7 » Fri Feb 3, 2017 1:06 pm

Good read on basketball developing in Senegal. Mostly based on Gorgui Dieng's story. Gana Diop is also involved in some parts of the article.
https://theringer.com/gorgui-dieng-senegal-basketball-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-6ac67647aa41#.utfz4d150

Back in 2007, when Dieng attended the 16-and-under tournament, he was spotted by the coach of Senegal’s national team. In 2009, after SEED, he was invited to attend national team tryouts in Italy. By far the youngest player there, he roomed a few doors down from someone with quite a bit more experience: Diop. When the national team wasn’t practicing, Dieng did his rookie duties — running errands for the older guys, especially Diop, who he peppered with questions about the league.

“I was coming to his room 24/7,” Dieng remembered. “He wanted me to go get stuff for him. I’m going to go get it, but I’m going to keep asking him questions.

“‘What’s the NBA like?’

“‘What do people do?’

“‘Is it true that this guy shoots like that?’

“I basically go in my room only to sleep … [When] everybody’s resting, I’d be in Sagana’s room talking to him. He’d be like, ‘Yo, kid, go to your room. I want to take a nap.’ I’d be like ‘Nah.’ I just kept asking questions.”

To Diop, Dieng stood out from the other young Senegalese players he had met before.

“I could just feel the hunger,” Diop said. “That’s the first kid I ever met from Senegal who was asking me those kinds of questions … You could see he wanted to make it.”
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Post#46 » by Diop » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:18 pm

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Post#47 » by LamarMatic7 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 am

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for **** sakes.. can't post it without the board putting the tags on it (and then it not being visible).

put together these two for one link:

https://www.instagram.com/p/

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Post#48 » by Diop » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:09 pm

Yeah I tried that too, I get page not available :roll:

Did you here the story where the scout said that he made up Bols age and that he was probably 50 in his last year of NBA? Crazy
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Post#49 » by LamarMatic7 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:19 pm

Diop wrote:Yeah I tried that too, I get page not available :roll:

Did you here the story where the scout said that he made up Bols age and that he was probably 50 in his last year of NBA? Crazy

oh yeah. (not to discredit him or anything), but did you read about/know the guy's past? had never heard about a coach being caught up in the 80s cocaine era.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mackey

seems like a promising career was stopped.
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Post#50 » by Diop » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:38 pm

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Diop wrote:Yeah I tried that too, I get page not available :roll:

Did you here the story where the scout said that he made up Bols age and that he was probably 50 in his last year of NBA? Crazy

oh yeah. (not to discredit him or anything), but did you read about/know the guy's past? had never heard about a coach being caught up in the 80s cocaine era.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mackey

seems like a promising career was stopped.

Nah I hadn't heard of him, I should really read some of that crazy 80s history.
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Post#51 » by LamarMatic7 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:46 pm

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Diop wrote:Yeah I tried that too, I get page not available :roll:

Did you here the story where the scout said that he made up Bols age and that he was probably 50 in his last year of NBA? Crazy

oh yeah. (not to discredit him or anything), but did you read about/know the guy's past? had never heard about a coach being caught up in the 80s cocaine era.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mackey

seems like a promising career was stopped.

Nah I hadn't heard of him, I should really read some of that crazy 80s history.

either way.. what I tried to post is his last picture on IG. has him, Dajuan Wagner and Jumaine Jones (former Bobcat!!) in it. I can't think of a more 2004-ish trio. that just screams like an "88-81 Eastern Conference game between two .400 teams, called by an unremarkable broadcasting crew on a Fox Sports channel, in front of 11 000 fans desperate for a real star in their city".
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Post#52 » by Diop » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm

Shawn Bradley is currently leading my NBA2k18 team through the finals.

Did a fantasy draft including all legend team players which made for a fun competition. I have Nash and Pierce doing most of the scoring while Shawn anchors the defence.

Was funny seeing Bradley win player of the month for the Western Conference with Bill Russell winning it in the East.
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Post#55 » by Hugo The Hornet » Fri Jan 5, 2018 9:53 am

He's a legend.
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