Coaching jobs are hard to come by, at any level, anywhere. I feel so fortunate and honored to be selected to the staff of the Maccabi USA Open Pan American team, along with Stu Wittner, former Head Coach at Pace University and Steve Rosner, who made his name as the agent for some of the biggest names in sports. We will be competing in the Maccabi Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil from Dec. 24 to Jan 2.
BASKETBALL IN ANGUILLA I have a great interest in helping basketball grow, wherever the seeds are sewn. I made a trip to Anguilla to help some very dedicated people try to realize their goal of making basketball matter here. Anguilla is a very small island, located about 200 miles east of Puerto Rico, in the […]
I have just returned from my 5th trip to Colombia in the last 4 years. This trip was to Manizales, where along with former National Team Coach, Guillermo Moreno, we conducted a 3 day clinic for 25 players and over 40 coaches. I always enjoy my trips to Colombia and the trip to Manizales was […]
I had the pleasure this week of spending time with the Arecibo Capitanes of the Baloncestro Superior National League (BSN) in Puerto Rico.
The BSN has long been known as a high caliber league that has been fertile ground for players and coaches trying to make a name for themselves. Before the advent of the NBA Summer League, this was the place to be if you wanted to get noticed. Because it is a spring/summer league it has provided opportunity for college players to be seen before NBA training camps, free agent players trying to catch on and coaches to gain experience. It also gives players a chance to play a season, be seen and then go to a country that plays a traditional winter season
July 6 Today is the last day at the camp for me. We worked out in the morning, ate lunch, said goodbye and then it’s off on the 5-hour ride to Athens. My flight leaves at 7 AM so I have to leave the hotel at about 4:30 am. Had a great workout with the […]
July 4 If there is one thing that makes me appreciate the country in which I live, it is being elsewhere on the most important day in American history. Other places are great. Filled with great people and interesting culture, but I am glad I live in the U. S. Happy birthday America. Today was […]
July 2 Today was the first full day of working with the players. I found them very adaptable and very eager to learn. It is amazing how universal the language of basketball is. Some of the players spoke a little English but most didn’t understand me. But we we spoke about basketball, everyone understood. The […]
July 1 Earlier I mentioned using basketball as a vehicle. Last night I had dinner at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. For some reason I don’t think that accountants get to do that in their line of work. Today I have a 4-hour drive to Olympia for the camp. The weather here is […]
June 29 Basketball is a great thing. Especially when it is used as a vehicle as opposed to an end unto itself. Basketball has made me some great friends, given me a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree, provided for my family and has allowed me to go places that I know I never would have […]