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"Dave is one of the all-time great shooting coaches. I continue to be amazed at his ability not only to shoot so well but also to teach others to do the same."
Jim Calhoun--Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut
“Dave is not only the best shooter in the universe, he is also the best shooting coach.”
“I never miss an opportunity to work with Dave. He’s the best in the business.”
“Dave has not only helped my shooting, but he improved my overall game. He has given me the confidence in all phases of my game.”
"He's a great motivator, man, especially when you're out there shooting the basketball. He's very positive, always going to tell you about your mechanics and what you're doing wrong. So his main thing is just consistency, doing the same thing over and over again.”
Dave Hopla is the assistant coach for player development for the New York Knicks. He is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world, regularly knocking down 495 out of 500 shots. He is the world-record holder for the most free throws in one minute with one ball and one passer, having made 26 shots out of 26 attempts. He also holds the record for the most NBA corner three-point shots having shot 18 of 18 with one ball and one passer in one minute. From the NBA three-point line (23 feet, 9 inches), Hopla made 16 out of 17 attempts with one ball and one passer in one minute. These records can be seen on YouTube.
Hopla has held shooting camps all over the world and regularly travels with the NBA for the NBA Basketball Without Borders program. After he joined the Toronto Raptors in 2006 as their shooting coach, Toronto increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2 in November 2006 to 47.5 in January 2007. They also increased their three-point shooting percentage from 30 in November 2006 to 40 in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach for player development. During the 2007 season the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line (78.8%). While in Washington, the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line. Dave has worked with many NBA, college, and high school teams and players, including Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Chris Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant, as well as several WNBA players, including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. Hopla resides in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, with his beautiful wife, Carole, and beautiful daughter, McKenna.
Great book for shooting form. The DVD provides good skill development to see drills in action.Published 6 days ago by Brian
Was anxious to get this one and it came sooner than I expected. A lot of things I didn't even kno about shooting techniques. Can't wait to work with my girls on their shooting.Published 1 month ago by Big Price
I am so excited that Coach wrote the book. We signed our son for 2002 Summer Shooting Clinic at St. Monica High School gym. Read morePublished 7 months ago by skaimus
Speaks a lot about technique in addition to providing a great deal of drills that will help any team improve there shooting, easy read alsoPublished 22 months ago by JOSE