Blue waters and blue blood runs deep, even in the high desert. And in Salt Lake City, we see a mini Duke brotherhood reunion with Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, Jazz rookie Grayson Allen and former Blue Devil point guard and assistant Steve Wojciechowski. And one of Snyder’s assistants is former Duke forward Antonio Lang, one of the most impressive guys to come through Cameron in our memory.
Wojo was one of a few coaches invited in to observe and for him, as a guy who learned a lot from Snyder at Duke and also helped to recruit Allen, it was a special experience:
“To see Grayson now in his first official NBA practice, you see a kid whose dream came true,” Wojciechowsk told ESPN. “And it’s very exciting to see him work with Quin. I think he’ll be a great mentor for him to become a great pro.”
And he said this about Snyder: “[h]e was instrumental in my development both on and off the court,” Wojciechowski said. “He’s one of those guys—when you’re around him, you feel good and you believe in himself. He’s a guy you want to run through a wall for.”
Some of his charges may say the same about him too.