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Hawks hire Nick Van Exel as Player Development Instructor

Sep 8, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

vanexel_player.jpgNick the Quick is a coach.

The Atlanta Hawks tweeted out the information Wednesday, that Nick Van Exel was being brought in as a Player Development Instructor.

He’s got cred — no other Hawk had his name dropped in a Jay-Z song. He left an impression because he played with style and swagger. He had the smooth lefty shot and sweet handles.

Probably don’t want to teach that 18-foot free throw, though. (Van Exel stood a couple feet behind the line on free throws, and as he was a career 79.4 percent free throw shooter nobody stopped him.)

I like the idea of injecting a little Nick Van Exel in Jeff Teague’s game. That would be huge for the Hawks. Bottom line, just good to see him back in the league.

  1. Cannon510 - Sep 8, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    It’ll be great to see Nick Van Excel teach young players to be surly, scream profanities at coaches, push referees and be generally disinterested in winning.

  2. KV - Sep 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    cannon… stop hating! bc if u seen nick youll surely want his autograph..

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