Over the last two decades, not many teams have been more consistent than the San Antonio Spurs.
Prior to the 2019-20 NBA season, the Spurs had a streak of 22 playoff appearances and won five titles during that time span.
Head coach Gregg Popovich deserves a lot of credit for bringing that level of success to the organization.
While coach Pop is viewed as one of the best minds to ever coach in the NBA, his methods can be pretty unorthodox.
Jeremy Sochan, who was the No. 9 overall pick from the 2022 NBA Draft, recently revealed how Popovich wanted him to start shooting his free throws with one hand last season via ClutchPoints on Twitter.
“He’s like, ‘You’re shooting one-handed.’ Straight up,” Sochan revealed.
Spurs forward Jeremy Sochan says Gregg Popovich wanted him to shoot his free throws one handed 😲
"Happened out of nowhere, really… I was with coach [Brett] Brown working on my shot and we would do one handed stuff and I would go on like streaks of just making a bunch of… pic.twitter.com/yLbzcZYf6s
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 29, 2023
The Spurs rookie had a decent season with the Spurs, averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
The Spurs are currently in a four-year playoff drought, but it helped them in drafting generational talent Victor Wembanyama.
With Wemby’s arrival to the team, the Spurs are expected to become one of the top teams in the NBA in a matter of years.
If Jeremy Sochan can continue developing at the current pace, he could one day become the perfect secondary star to Wembanyama.
But the question remains: will Sochan really try to shoot free throws with one hand during games? Coach Pop certainly wants him to try.NEXT: The NBA Has Made A Decision About Josh Primo