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Former IU star Will Sheehey gets NBA championship ring with Golden State

Golden State hit Boston with a 35-8 run that stretched into the second quarter on the way to building as much as a 22-point lead.

They never looked back, clinching the NBA title 103-90 in Boston.

Perhaps it was elite video production that played a role in the gameplan, allowing the Warriors to pounce on the Celtics in Game Six in Boston?

When Golden State rushed the floor after the final buzzer, former IU star Will Sheehey could be seen in the corner of the screen on the ABC broadcast on Thursday evening.

The Warriors hired Sheehey as an assistant video coordinator in September.  Now he’ll get a championship ring after his first season on an NBA staff.

Sheehey played for Indiana from 2010 to 2014.  He was high-impact reserve for most of his first three years and hit a game-winning shot in 2012 to send the Hoosiers to the Sweet 16.

In a starting role for his senior season, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He finished his IU career with 1,120 points, good for the top-40 all-time.

The Stuart, Fla. product had multiple stints as a player in the NBA’s G-League and summer league.

Sheehey spent six years playing professionally overseas in four countries — Montenegro, Greece, France and Portugal. He retired as a player in 2020 and took a job outside of basketball briefly before he was hired by the Warriors.

Also, Seth Cooper, who was also with IU basketball from 2010 to 2014 as part of Tom Crean’s staff, is the head coach of the Warriors G-league team the Santa Cruz.  Prior to joining Santa Cruz, Cooper worked as a player development coach with the NBA Warriors for two seasons.  With IU Cooper was a graduate manager and part of the strength and conditioning team.