The Detroit Pistons new shooting coach is a world-record holder

New Pistons shooting coach Dave Hopla was brought in to help Detroit's stars.
Raj Mehta

The Detroit Pistons have a new shooting coach, and he has plenty of impressive accomplishments to his name.

Coach Dave Hopla was brought in to help Andre Drummond with his free throws, as well as the rest of the roster. 

Here's what Stan Van Gundy told David Mayo of

“We've done a lot of things, in terms of changing a lot of things trying to help our players,” said Van Gundy, also pointing out the addition of a nutritional consultant and extra person in sports medicine. “Dave was one, I think he's the best shooting instructor there is out there.”

Hopla holds the world record for the most NBA 3-pointers made (18) and free throws made (25) in a minute with one ball and one passer. He's considered one of the world's greatest shooters, with testimonials from some of the NBA's best and his own records — regularly making around 98 percent at his camps — to back him up.

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