Ray Allen: “My coaches discouraged me from shooting 3-pointers”

Ray Allen spoke with Steve Aschburner of the NBA.com and mentioned that his coaches urged him not to shoot from the three-point range in the beginning of his career.

“When George Karl came in, we played faster. And if we had a good shot available, we’d always take it. But early in my career, a lot of my coaches – if you took the 3 – were like, ‘You don’t have to settle. You’re settling.’ Now that’s changed,” Allen said.