AUSTIN, TX (March 22) – The Austin Toros will appear today on NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad.
Cameras go behind the scenes in Austin to follow the team and Ian Mahinmi, a Spurs draft pick who's found that his time in the D-League has made all the difference in his development. The Toros are owned and operated by the San Antonio Spurs.
NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad, airs today, Saturday, March 22nd at 1:00 ET, 3:00 PT on ABC.
The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, and the first-ever basketball league with direct affiliations to NBA teams. Now in its seventh season the D-League’s goals are to provide affordable, NBA-caliber entertainment to fans of its 14 teams, as well as continue to develop players, coaches, referees and front-office personnel for the NBA. As the single source for in-season player "call-ups" to the NBA, fans of the D-League enjoy the highest caliber of basketball played outside the NBA. In fact, former D-League players represented 10 percent of NBA players on 2007-08 opening day rosters, numbering 44 in total.
In addition, the D-League has produced 25 percent of current NBA referees and 16 current NBA coaches, including head coach Sam Vincent with the Charlotte Bobcats. The D-League is an innovative and rapidly growing sports property that also serves as an experimental testing ground for new initiatives like the live web-streaming of all games available free to fans at d-league.com. The League also provides continuing education and professional development resources for its players, and is committed to serving its local communities through D-LEAGUE CARES and grassroots efforts.
For Toros season and group ticket information, call the Toros office at (512) 236-8333 or visit austintoros.com.