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Mentoring Oden

Alright, I'm just a fan and don't know JACK about the "behind-the-scenes" stuff that goes on with players and teams in the NBA - that's why I read blogs like "Blazer's Edge".  But I'm wondering whether the Blazers have hired (officially or unofficially) a coach, mentor, skills trainer, etc specifically tasked with working on developing Greg Oden one-on-one?  If now, why not?

I hear about how the Lakers have Bynum learning directly from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the best big men to ever play the game.  I believe that Dave Cowens once worked with both David Robinson and Tim Duncan.

My point is being, with a player like Oden who has such phenomenal potential, it does seem like you would want to take every step possible to ensure he grows and develops his game to it's fullest.  Building bad habits, flaws, and deficiencies in your game can earn you a reputation with teammates, opponents, and refs that is hard to overcome no matter how much you ultimately work to correct them.

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