How Wizards’ mom Rookie Corey Kispert was the MVP of his move to DC – NBC4 Washington
How Kispert’s mom was the MVP of his move to DC originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
It’s an experience that every NBA rookie goes through. They join a new team and move to a new city. Those first paychecks hit the account, and they both had to find a place to live and figure out how to furnish their new home.
It turned out a little differently than most for Wizards rookie Corey Kispert. This is because her mother, Deri, had a particular set of skills that came in handy.
“My mom was here for a few days just to help me move in when I got here. Thank the Lord because she some time ago spent probably 5-7 years as an interior designer, professionally, âKispert explained.
“So literally she had my style pinned down and she was like, ‘Corey, I’m going to get you that couch, that bed, that bed frame, that wall thing for you. âShe fitted me up with this beautiful apartment. All I had to do was say ‘yes’. I felt like I was a real character on HGTV because she made my apartment so good. “
Fortunately, Kispert said there were no bitter disagreements over the design choices. Partly that’s because his mother is good at what she does, he says.
Kispert didn’t say yes to all of the suggestions she made, but knowing him as well as she seemed to help the process.
“I vetoed some design decisions. Yeah, I did. But one of the reasons she was such a good interior designer is because she reads about people. She has this gift where if you spend five minutes with her she can [say] “I think you’ll like it in your living room and that accent color whatever, it’s kind of like your style.” And she’s been with me for 18 years and so she understood very well. But at the end of the day, I’m the one swiping the credit card, so I have the final veto, âhe said.
Kispert, 22, is attending his first NBA training camp after joining the Wizards as a first-round pick in July. In his spare time living in Washington so far, he says he has played a lot of golf, trying to “stay sharp” on the course.
Kispert is also continuing his education by studying for a Masters of Business Administration at Gonzaga, his alma mater. Hopefully Deri has set up a good place for him to do his homework.