World News – United States – NY Knicks: Tyler Herro hails Kenny Payne’s role in development


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – MARCH 31: Tyler Herro # 14 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Auburn Tigers during the 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional basketball tournament at the Sprint Center on March 31, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

Miami Heat rookie goalie Tyler Herro, who has become one of the best stories in the NBA this season, credits former Kentucky coach and current New York Knicks assistant Kenny Payne with key to his development

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Speaking to reporters via Zoom ahead of the 2020 NBA Finals in which his team Heat will face the Los Angeles Lakers, Herro described Payne as a « father figure » who helped him become the player he it is today

“It’s great for [Payne] and his coaching career,” Herro told Zoom via the New York Post “KP was like a father figure to me when it comes to mentoring when I was at the Kentucky, and we still talk today, almost every day He’s a great leader in his own way He’s been around a lot of great players, talented players who went to Kentucky and are obviously in the league now. He’s going to venture out on you hard He’s a tough coach and he’s going to train you He’s going to try to get the best of you I’m really happy for him and happy that he got this job «  »

Herro was drafted 13th in the 2019 NBA Draft, several picks later than New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett, who was selected with third overall pick Returns are too soon to tell which player will have a more productive NBA career, but if anything, Herro shows the importance of playing for an organization bent on winning and developing good habits

After averaging 135 points, 41 rebounds and 22 assists in the regular season, Herro was even better in the playoffs, taking his score to 165 per game and his true shooting percentage from 55% to almost 60% in the field

Herro’s breakout game came in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals when he racked up 37 points in an incredible 14-21 shooting night to help the Heat defeat the Celtics and take a 3-1 lead in the series they wouldn’t give up

For the Knicks, Herro is another example of a player who credits Payne for his development.However, it’s interesting to hear a guard, as Payne is best known for his work with great men, such as Anthony Davis and Karl -Anthony Towns

Knicks president Leon Rose hired Payne away from Kentucky – where he spent 10 seasons working with John Calipari – this summer

The Knicks are currently finishing informal training in New York City, where Payne has been seen working closely with Kentucky alumni Julius Randle and Kevin Knox

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