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WATCH: #NBATogetherLive with Vin Bhavnani, an Assistant Coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder

For the second time in a week, a member of the NBA community participated in a live interview on NBA India's Instagram account as part of #NBATogetherLive.

This past Tuesday, on May 26th, Vin Bhavnani - an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder - joined the live session.

Bhavnani, who is of Indian origin, graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003 with a major in Biomedical Engineering. His journey in the NBA began in 2004 as an intern in the video department with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Currently, in his fourth season as the assistant coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bhavnani has been with the franchise since 2008. Prior to being an assistant coach, he was the Manager of Advance Scouting/Player Development for five seasons and before that, he was the team's Video Coordinator for two years.

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Between his stints with the Clippers and Thunder, he also served as the assistant video coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs for two years (2006-08).

In the Instagram live session, he discusses his connection to India, his journey in the NBA, key attributes to a good coach, recollects his trip to India in 2011, and a lot more on NBA India's Instagram Live session on May 26th.

Here's the complete interview:

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The @OKCThunder Assistant Coach spoke about his career, player development and what it takes to improve as a coach in the Instagram Live session. He also answered questions from the fans! #NBATogetherLive

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