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Episode 1: Derek Griffin of Hardwood Evolution

Updated: Jun 11

In our first episode, we interviewed Derek Griffin, the founder of Hardwood Evolution and ProShotX.


Derek hails from the small town of Whitehall, Michigan (same as us), but has gone from the captain of Calvin College's basketball team, to the leader of the Denver 3x3 FIBA championship team of 2015, to founding the Denver Nuggets' youth program.



Listen as we discuss how modeling other's behavior can have a positive effect when coupled with hard work, and how fear can be an intense motivator.


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Interesting factoids in the episode include a surprise connection to Kobe Bryant and the "Mamba Mentality", the origin of Detroit Piston's "Bad Boys", and the fact that stable jobs do NOT necessarily lead to happiness.


Follow Derek's as he takes the leading program in all of Denver on a journey, from workouts, to teams, to virtual training and beyond.

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