Coach Dave Love is an NBA Shooting Coach from Calgary, Canada. Dave started playing basketball at 12 and became, in his words, a very average high school player that was a good shooter, but had a great mentor. He got into coaching around age 25 focusing on being a shooting coach, which most people weren’t doing at the time.
Dave started The Love of the Game Shooting Clinics in his hometown and worked for the local university team for 9 years as a shooting coach. Coach Love started working in the NBA in 2009-10 with the Phoenix Suns. In 2013/14 was hired by the Cavs to help Tristan Thompson switch from being a left-handed shooter to a right-handed shooter and Tristan shot a career high that year. The next season Dave was hired by the Orlando Magic to help Aaron Gordon. Aaron improved 30% from the free throw line in his rookie season compared to his previous year in college. Over the next 3 seasons, Coach Love worked with Elfrid Payton, Dewayne Dedmon, and Bismack Biyombo, all of whom shot career highs in their time with him. Dewayne went from deep on the bench and 55% from the FT line, to starting, shooting 3s, and making 80%+ from the line.
While working with NBA teams and players has given Dave wonderful experiences and has allowed him to work with some of the best players in the world, his true calling and passion lies in working with young basketball players and helping them improve their shooting skills. Coach Love now works independently with players and agents, as well as running youth shooting clinics all around the world.
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Have your pen and paper ready as we take a deep dive into the art of teaching shooting with NBA Shooting Coach Dave Love from Calgary, Canada.
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