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Smart Opens Up: Jimmer's Development

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"Because it's an adjustment period that he has to go through, and it's unfortunate when you come in with a lot of hype. Steph Curry, who I coached last year, came in out of Davidson and struggled early on. But he kept getting better and better and better. And he had players that could take a lot of — he had a Monta Ellis — that could take a lot of slack. Monta could get into the paint and make passes and he could just knock down open shots."