Training Camp Heading Back to Wilmington
August 3, 2010
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Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced that the team’s training camp will return to Wilmington, North Carolina beginning this fall. Camp will be held at Trask Coliseum on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington between September 28 and October 4. BSE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Jordan was raised in Wilmington and attended nearby Laney High School before embarking on his Hall of Fame career as a player.
"After a year away, we are really pleased to be returning to Wilmington for training camp and the start of what we hope will be another trip to the NBA Playoffs," said Whitfield. "Michael was very enthusiastic about the opportunity to bring camp back to his hometown in his first full year as majority owner. Utilizing the great facilities at UNC – Wilmington would not have been possible without the work and support of Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, who reached out and let us know they could host if we wanted to come back this fall."
Camp will begin one day after the team’s annual Media Day activities in Charlotte on Monday, September 27.
"When Michael took over as the majority owner, we felt that it was important to let the Bobcats know we were still interested in hosting their training camp," said Mehrtens. "Between his strong ties to Wilmington and the quality of our facilities on campus, holding camp here makes sense for us and for the Bobcats and we’re proud to be the place where they prepare for the rigors and challenges of an NBA season."
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