Turner welcomes challenge at UC Irvine
Russell Turner wasn't quite getting it.
The point of the drill -- the one he helped run as a young assistant coach at Wake Forest -- was to give an underclassman named Tim Duncan confidence in a particular scoring move. That involved actually letting Duncan score.
Instead, the 6-foot-7 Turner turned competitive when assigned during practices to put a body on Duncan and conceded nothing while trying to toughen up the future national player of the year. In those moments, recalled ...
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