Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says that he greatly appreciates being coached by Mark Daigneault.

(via Oklahoma City Thunder):

Steve McGehee: “Your head coach is in the conversation for Coach of the Year. What makes him so special at his craft?”

Gilgeous-Alexander: “He’s super, super humble, a great guy, first and foremost. Really down to earth. Easy to talk to, easy to work with, easy to get along with. Then as far as on the court, he has an ability to… he always understands what the right thing to say is. And the things that matter, he always emphasizes. When he speaks, guys listen and guys understand that it’s something that is going to make or break our team. I think that over time we’ve seen his not only his development, but we’ve seen kind of his schemes and his work coming to life and really lead this pack and steer us in the right way. We all have his respect and appreciate him.”