Hispanic Heritage Night, Dec. 1st

FRISCO - October 11, 2012 — The Texas Legends will open their third season with a bit of Latino flair. Not only has Eduardo Nájera taken over the most important seat on the sideline as the first Mexican-born coach in NBA-affiliated history, but the Legends will also highlight Hispanic Heritage in their weekend opener on Dec. 1.

The Tri-County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Legends have partnered for the Hispanic Heritage Jersey Night.

“We are excited to embrace the Hispanic community from the outset of our season,” Legends President Bill Boyce said. “With Eddie on the sidelines, we really intend to celebrate Hispanic heritage all season-long, so it is fitting we recognize the Hispanic culture on our jerseys so early in the year.”

The Legends will wear customized jerseys celebrating Hispanic Heritage and a “Legend of the Night” will be recognized at pre-game.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for the Hispanic business community to get together on a fun-filled night with the Texas Legends. It really brings a lot of pride and joy,” Chamber President Heriberto Moncibais said. “Being in business is a lot like being in sports, you play to win. You don’t play to lose.”

Nájera’s home debut will come on Nov. 28, but in many ways the Dec. 1 tilt against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers will mark the grand opening of his coaching career.

“[Eduardo] brings a lot of pride,” Moncibais said. “It brings a lot of unity to the community that we have someone like Eduardo to be a Hispanic coach with an NBA program.”

The Legends and Vipers will tip off at 7 p.m.