Reno Bighorns To Hold Oct. 23 Tryout Camp in Sacramento
Sept. 10, 2010
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RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns, NBA Development League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, will hold their second free-agent tryout camp for the 2010-11 season on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Sacramento, Calif.
Reno’s first tryout camp, held last month at the Golden State Warriors practice facility in Oakland, attracted some of the best young talent in the country. The upcoming tryout will be held at the official practice facility of the Sacramento Kings, located adjacent to Arco Arena. The state-of-the-art, $9.1 million, 38,500 square foot facility is regarded as one of the premier practice sites in the NBA.
Players must pre-register for the tryouts by filling out a registration form and sending a check or money order for $150 to the Reno Bighorns office. Registration forms are available online at www.RenoBighorns.com. Participation will be limited to the first 120 players, and there will be a $150 non-refundable registration fee for all athletes. For more information about the tryouts, participants and agents are asked to call (775) 334-7089 or e-mail Zak Basch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top participants at last month’s camp included: Gerard Anderson (Cal State Fullerton), Brody Angley (Santa Clara), D’Andre Bell (Georgia Tech), Vince Camper (Cal State LA; Mexico, Poland), Kris Clark (Utah State), Casey Crawford (Colorado), Jordan Lawley (UCSD), Zach Marbury (Rhode Island), Juan Pablo Montas (Catolica Chile), Ian O’Leary (St. Mary’s; Spain), Marcus Schroeder (Princeton), John Sharper (San Diego State; Cyprus, Ukraine, Israel), Josh Tarver (Oregon State), Chad Troyer (Pacific; Canada), Giordan Watson (Central Michigan). A number of players from last month’s tryout are expected to be invited to Bighorns training camp in November, and several more spots will be up-for-grabs in the upcoming tryout in October.
Last month’s camp featured a coaching staff headed by Bighorns Head Coach Eric Musselman, former head coach of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors. He was assisted by former NBA assistant and NCAA Division I head coach Ed Schilling, Richard Morton, who played with the Indiana Pacers and coached the ABA’s San Francisco Pilots, former St. Mary’s standout Todd Golden, Bighorns video coordinator Tom Bialaszewski and Phil Handy, a former player with the Golden State Warriors.
Musselman again will lead the upcoming tryout camp, and he’ll be aided by Bighorns top Assistant Coach Clay Moser, who was formerly the head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and has worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. Also appearing on the staff will be another appearance by Handy, who is regarded as one of the premier coaches for collegiate and professional players across the country.
Rounding out the coaching staff will be Richie Frahm, who has been one of the D-League’s premier long-range threats over the last two seasons in a Bighorns uniform. Frahm played parts of four seasons in the NBA, appearing for Seattle, Portland, Minnesota, Houston and, most recently, the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2007-08 season. Prior to his professional career, Frahm helped lead Gonzaga to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight in the 1998-99 season
The Bighorns begin their third season on Saturday, Nov. 20, at home against the Utah Flash. The Bighorns look to build on a successful 2009-10 campaign, which saw them earn the first playoff berth in franchise history.
Reno Bighorns 2010-11 full- and partial-season tickets are available now by calling the Bighorns front office at (775) 284-2NBA, and additional information is available at RenoBighorns.com.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league featured 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor, while a new team, the Texas Legends, will join the League for the 2010-11 season. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.