Kyle Korver Joining Nets As Player Development Coach

Kyle Korver, a 17-year NBA veteran, has lined up a deal to join the Nets as a player development coach on Steve Nash‘s staff, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Korver, 40, has yet to announce his retirement, but this move is a pretty clear signal that his playing days are probably over. After spending the 2019/20 season with the Bucks, Korver didn’t play in the NBA in 2020/21, and suggested in February about whether or not he would play in the league again.

The 51st overall pick in the 2003 draft, Korver appeared in a total of 1,232 regular season games – and another 145 postseason contests – for the Sixers, Jazz, Bulls, Hawks, Cavaliers, and Bucks. He averaged 9.7 PPG and 3.0 RPG in 25.3 minutes per game and was one of the best long-distance shooters of his era, knocking down 42.9% of his three-pointers over the course of his career.

Korver currently ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time list with 2,450 made three-pointers, though Nets star James Harden (2,445) figures to pass his new coach for that spot early in 2021/22.

Nash’s coaching staff took a hit this offseason when Ime Udoka was hired as Boston’s head coach and Mike D’Antoni stepped down from his assistant role. However, the team has made some noteworthy hires, adding David Vanterpool as an assistant and agreeing to bring aboard Steve Clifford as a coaching consultant.

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