The Nets new coach and their senior Russian player (remember there are two now) will travel to Johannesburg next week to help out at Basketball Without Borders Africa.
Lionel Hollins and Andrei Kirilenko will be among 10 players coaches and legends expected to attend. More than 50 players from 20 countries will travel from all corners of the continent for the four-day camp, running for August 5 - 8. The players, ages 17 and under, were selected by FIBA, the NBA and participating federations based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport.
DeMar DeRozan, Greg Monroe Thabo Sefolosha, Roger Mason Jr. and NBA Legend and Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo will work with Kirilenko while. NBA head coaches Dwane Casey and Brian Shaw will also work with the kids. Masai Ujiri, President & General Manager of the Raptors and a Nigeria native, will serve as camp director.
BWB not only focuses on improving basketball skills through basketball stations, daily scrimmages, and tournament play, but also includes daily life-skills seminars, in partnership with Hoops 4 Hope, on topics such as leadership, character development, gender equality, and HIV/AIDS prevention and education.
NBA stars and hopefuls descend on Joburg - NBA Africa