Thursday, December 12 2013, 12:00 PM MST
Web Exclusive: Father in the NBA
Shauna Lake: I know your son played basketball for west high and did really well. He did really well at it. Was that a lot of pressure having a dad who was a former NBA player and then also a coach?
Tyrone Corbin: I tried not to make it any more pressure on him than there was because of who I am. I told him don't play basketball for me. I told him not to try and make me happy. I'm happy just being your dad. I want you to be happy being who you are. He enjoyed playing the sport since he was a little kid. When he was 4 years old I got a little tyke basketball in the basement down in Atlanta and he loved the game and he loved watching me play. I would take him; shoot from the time he was 4 years old he would go with me to the gym with the ball and sit on side and watch me play and we'd play after we were done. He just loved the game. I love watching him play because he enjoys playing.
Shauna Lake: You talk about this young team that you're trying to develop and you talk about your kids that you love and they grow and develop, is it the same or so different?
Tyrone Corbin: It's interesting to me because a lot of my players are, my son is 21 and our daughter is 26 so they are our kids ages and so I see the guys and I have guys who are the same age as our son and I’m like wow this is a full turn for me.to see these young guys and to see my kids grow and be successful, I have a daughter who just got her masters from Westminster, and to see her go after her goals in a different arena and to see her now and to watch her go through the rookie steps of life and trying to figure out where to live. How much to spend what the value money has, what's the value of her position in her market and how she can maximize it. Does she need to go back to school to progress there? It's just rewarding to see them growing in what they are doing and having fun doing it.
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