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Posts Tagged ‘ Marc Gasol ’

The Globalisation Of The NBA

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Brooklyn Nets kicked off the first global game of 2014 with a resounding 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks at London’s 02 Arena last Thursday.

Over the past 35 years the NBA have played 147 games globally, visiting 20 different countries including China, Germany, Italy and Russia amongst others.

Yet the globalisation of the NBA has extended far beyond bringing the game cross continent.  Continue reading

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Spanish Basketball Coach Set For Irish Coaching Clinic

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Basketball Ireland revealed some good news during the week when it was revealed that Spanish Assistant Coach Jaume Ponsarnau, is coming to Ireland on December the 15th to host a coaching clinic in Galway. Ponsarnau has just returned from the European Championships with the Spanish National Men’s team in Slovenia.

Ponsarnau won Catalan coach of the year in 2007 and 2012 during his time as Head Coach of Basquet Manresa in the Spanish First Division, a position he held from 2006 until earlier this year. Having coached players such as Ricky Rubio and  Marc Gasol, Coach Ponsarnau will be hoping to pass on some of his knowledge to the coaches and players that are present next Sunday. Continue reading

NBA Western Conference Preview

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The Western Conference has in many ways being forced to take a back seat role as the Miami Heat have ripped up the entire NBA over the past two seasons. The pre season games are now a matter of weeks away whilst teams begin training camps next weekend. The season really is just around the corner and I for one certainly cant wait.

How things have changed for the Dallas Mavericks since they won the Championship not too long ago. Dirk Nowitski has been a pro for the past fifteen years but simply put cannot continue to carry this Mavs team like he has done over the past two seasons. Having lost many of their star performers throughout those two seasons I think it is safe to say that the Mavs are no longer serious play off contenders and must be contempt with a few mediocre seasons as they look to rebuild their team. Continue reading

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