God Shammgod just completed his third season as a player development coach for the Mavericks. Prior to joining Dallas, Shammgod served as a player development coach at Providence College from 2012-15, where he worked with players such as Bryce Cotton and Kris Dunn.
In his role, Shammgod helps Maverick players develop their ball handling skills through various on-court drills. He will be spending his second summer as an assistant coach for the Mavericks Las Vegas summer league team.
Shammgod was selected after his sophomore season by the Washington Wizards in the second round (45th overall pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft. He appeared in 20 games for the Wizards in 1997-98, before playing professionally in other leagues both domestically and overseas. His international playing experience included stints in Poland, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Croatia.
A native of New York City, Shammgod averaged 10.3 points, 6.6 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 32.5 minutes per game in his two seasons at Providence. In his first year with the Friars, he set the Big East freshman assist record en route to being named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. As a sophomore, he led the Friars to the 1997 Elite Eight, where they lost to eventual NCAA champion Arizona Wildcats in overtime.