Sacramento-Area Youth Basketball Coach Nominated for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year

Fans Can Help Local Coach Win Grant for School By Voting Through Twitter

Sacramento, Calif. – Local youth basketball coach, Dwight Taylor of Albert Einstein Middle School in Sacramento, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Jr. NBA’s 2016-17 Jr. Coach of the Year Award. NBA teams around the country nominate local coaches who do more than instruct players on the court and focus on teaching life lessons to develop young people into healthy, confident and respectful adults.

Coach Dwight Taylor has coached Einstein Middle School boys’ basketball in Sacramento for two seasons. Coach Taylor’s integrity, passion and commitment have been recognized following each season by his peers selecting him to coach a regional All-Star team. In addition to his coaching career, he is also the author of a book called “Domin8 Your Day,” a high-energy, high-value, interactive book that takes readers through insightful explorations of how self-awareness can positively impact your life and the lives of others. He has crafted his own YouTube channel which features a variety of different motivational videos.

“Coach Taylor’s passion to create a positive impact in the lives of the athletes at Albert Einstein Middle School is nothing short of remarkable,” said Executive Director of the Kings Foundation Scott Moak. “We’re honored to highlight Dwight’s efforts and urge our community to stand behind a coach that tries every day to make #SacramentoProud.”

An executive panel of judges and online fan voting through Twitter will determine the three finalists for the Jr. NBA Coach of the year award. Beginning at 12 p.m. EST on Monday, May 8, fans will be able to cast a ballot for Coach Taylor by using the hashtag #JRNBACOYSAC in a tweet. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 22. The Jr. NBA will announce the top three finalists on Monday, June 5.

The top three finalists will each be awarded with a financial grant to support their local youth basketball organizations, as well as additional benefits, including a free Positive Coaching Alliance training, basketball equipment and apparel. The finalists will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York where the Coach of the Year winner will be announced and honored on a national stage at the first-ever NBA Awards Show on June 26, 2017.

For more information, visit jr.nba.com.



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