Coach K to lead USA basketball to 2016 Olympics

Coach K is 66 years old with little sign of slowing down (as much as I, and other UNC fans, would like him to).  After saying the London Olympics were the end of his tenure as coach of Team USA, today he surprised many by changing his mind  and continuing his leadership looking towards Rio in 2016.  He has been coach of Team USA since 2005 and boasts a 62-1 record (loss to Greece 101-95 September 1, 2006) and two Olympic gold medals.

Do I like cheering for Coach K, ever? No  Do I cheer for Team USA basketball?  Yes.  It is a paradox and one I will have to live with for another few years.

PS- Is it basketball season yet?


Can Basketball Bring Peace?

Whew! A lot has been going on in the basketball world and I will catch up…this semester came to an end fast and furiously.  I am still trying to catch up!!

A friend asked me to get the word out about a basketball tournament going on in Greensboro, NC on May 19th.  The tournament is called “Points for Peace” and its aim is to raise money toward a school building and water well in Gondar, Ethiopia.  This project is being undertaken by students at the American Hebrew Academy.  They want to “build a school one basket at a time.”  These four students from different countries and backgrounds have come together to help others- and they need your help.  It’s easy, just play some basketball!

Visit (and like) their Facebook page.  Consider putting together a team and show the world what a little basketball can do!

Click here for information- Points for Peace

To contact the organizers:

Mesfin Hodes (Ethiopia) mhodes@aha-net.org

Eduardo Fainsod (México) efainsod@aha-net.org

Jonathan Romang (Argentina) jromang@aha-net.org

Matthew Mengert (United States) mmengert@aha-net.org