Found October 15, 2013 on That NBA Lottery Pick:
PLAYERS: Yao Ming
TEAMS: Houston Rockets
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Earlier today, the NBA officially announced their partnership with former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming to start the first ever “NBA Yao School” in China. For those of you asking, what is “NBA Yao School”? I’ll let the official press release detail that news: The NBA Yao School, launching in February 2014, will provide after-school basketball training and fitness programs for boys and girls up to age 16 at all skill levels. The school aims to teach the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in a fun basketball environment. The NBA will create the basketball training curriculum and operations manual, and select an experienced technical director to implement and manage the program. Yao will be responsible for developing and operating the school. NBA players and legends will make visits to the school to provide specialized instruction on basketball techniques, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and overall player development. Here is what Yao had to say about the project himself: “It has always been my dream to positively impact the lives of youth through sports participation,” said Yao. “Basketball fans in China are passionate and eager to participate in high-standard basketball training programs. I look forward to working with the NBA to establish the NBA Yao School as a trusted destination for basketball training. I am also excited to extend our partnership with the NBA and demonstrate our joint commitment to youth development.”
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