Bill Walton Tutoring Roy Hibbert

by August 25, 2010

The Pacers’ young big is working with one of the greatest to ever do it. Reports the Indy Star: “[Larry] Bird asked the Pacers center if he wanted some help, and tossed out the names of three potential teachers: Bill Russell, Bill Walton or Kevin McHale. All three are Hall of Fame big men. ‘He said it would probably be one of those three guys. I just had to give him my summer schedule so he could set it up with one of them,’ Hibbert said. ‘Who wouldn’t want to work with those guys?’ Bird lined up Walton, a former teammate with the Boston Celtics, and he has spent part of the summer working with Hibbert at Conseco Fieldhouse. ‘It’s an honor for me to work with such a fine young man, such an outstanding talent with such an outstanding package,’ Walton said. ‘He has tremendous potential. We are working on his total game. Summertime is when the championships are won. Physical fitness and skill development.’ The emphasis has been on defense.”