Boston Scholar Grant Williams on how Rick Barnes’ tough love helped shape his career

formerly Boston Celtics Forward Grant Williams Credits Rick Barnes, his head coach at Tennessee, for helping shape him into the player he is today. But Barnes was an intense and often unorthodox coach in the way he went about his work, a point Williams discussed at length during a recent appearance on his former teammate. Theo PinsonTidal League’s “Run Your Race” podcast.

The Charlotte native recounted the intense workouts Barnes was known for, pushing players to the max to make them better. He shared anecdotes about Barnes pushing players to run extra sprints, challenging them to improve and often beating them down emotionally.

Despite the challenging environment, Williams acknowledges that the hard training ultimately helped him become a better player.

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