BLOG UPDATE: The below material is extended coverage related to this piece on Kevin Martin.
When it comes to Kings shooting guard Kevin Martin, no one knows his game like his personal coach, David Thorpe. As for who takes second place? It may be Kings assistant coach Jason Hamm.
On a September trip to Bradenton, Fla., to observe Martin's offseason routine with Thorpe, I sat down to lunch with the coaches who play such pivotal roles in his development. The end result was a 30-minute round table on all things Martin, a fascinating discussion about his game, his work ethic, what has helped him succeed to this point and what he must do this season to continue improving as his role grows once again.
As for the player himself, Martin and I caught up for a big-picture interview while he relaxed on the training table after a morning practice session at the IMG Academy.
- Sam Amick