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UC Davis head coach Jim Les on building connections with players

Dec 27, 2023, 9:04 AM

BAKERSFIELD, CA - JANUARY 26: UC Davis Aggies head coach Jim Les looks on as game action plays out ...

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Former Sacramento Kings guard and current UC Davis men’s basketball head coach Jim Les joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday to discuss his role in mentoring young players, look back on his path to the NBA, and much more.

Plus: Jim previews Thursday’s home game against UC Santa Barbara as the Aggies look to bolster its position in the race for the Big West crown.

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Topics Discussed with UC Davis head coach Jim Les

  • Jim joins the show!
  • What does Jim love the most about coaching college basketball?
  • “The best part of our jobs is when players move on and grow up, get families and kids, and stay in contact with you and remember some of the life lessons that you taught them. Not just about basketball, but about life.”
  • How rewarding is it to establish connections with players?
  • Les says that he often reflects on coaches who helped him on his road to the NBA
  • What coaches does Jim consider his mentors?
  • When did he decide that he wanted to become a coach himself?
  • Can UC Davis make a run for the Big West title?
  • Les says that Thursday’s game at home vs. UC Santa Barbara will be an excellent watch for basketball fans

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