God Shammgod is currently working as the player development coach for the Dallas Mavericks, which is a great thing because of his unique ball-handling ability. In a recent interview for Fanatics View, Shammgod talks about the relationship he has with Luka Doncic, who is currently the top 3 MVP candidate so far this season and someone who presented himself as a unique player.
Shammgod has been with the Dallas Mavericks for the past three years, working as a player development coach. Ever since Luka came to the NBA last year, he’s been closely working with Shammgod predominantly on his ball-handling skills, which improved, and his entire game is on a whole other level compared to last season. According to Shammgod, it’s a great experience working with Doncic simply because of his high basketball IQ and the ability to understand everything immediately.
“His handles are better, and he is a year older into it. Luka is simply a great player; he is a great player to work with. Me and coach Jamal Mosley do stuff with him every day. The coaching staff works with his mind every day on getting better and watching the film. Coach Carlisle put so much trust into him, and they have a great relationship. It’s not just me who is working with him, but it’s a collective group. He is like a sponge to everybody, and he just wants to be great. The sky is going to be the limit for him.”
Luka’s progress from last season is remarkable, and he is currently averaging almost a triple-double for the entire season. It was evident from the beginning, and when he came to the NBA, he is a special player. On top of that, he progressed a lot in one year working with Shammgod and the rest of Mavericks coaching staff. The sky is the limit is the perfect expression that describes what Luka Doncic is all about for the next 15-20 years in this league.