Chicago Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine gained some fans during his time with Team USA this summer playing in the Tokyo Olympics — Team USA assistant coach and Villanova head coach Jay Wright being one of them.
On a recent episode of ‘Bulls Talk Podcast’, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago stated that he spoke to someone who talked with Wright, saying that LaVine ‘blew the coaching staff away.’
“I was actually talking to somebody who is really close to Jay Wright, who is an assistant on the Olympic team, and Jay Wright was telling this guy that Zach just blew the coaching staff away with his role acceptance, his work ethic, his commitment to the defensive end,” Johnson said.
During Team USA’s run to Gold medal in Tokyo, LaVine averaged 10.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 4.0 assists on 59% from the field and 47% from 3-point range.
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