For Tom Penn, his involvement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a simple concept. “It’s a big time, change-the-world place. And so it’s really more of a privilege to be associated with it,” said Penn, the Blazers’ vice president of basketball operations. He has has served on the hospital’s Board of Governors since 2002, when he was in Memphis, as the Grizzlies’ assistant general manager, and became aware of the work the local hospital was doing for children facing cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The brainchild of [...]
Las Vegas, Dec. 1, 2009 – In what could be a prelude to a 2010 national high school basketball title, the 2009 defending national champions, Findlay College Prep, will play this yearâ€™s top ranked preseason team, Bishop Gorman High School, on Dec. 12, 2009 at the Orleans Arena at 8 p.m. The high school basketball game, dubbed the BCS Challenge â€“ Big Christmas Showcase, is presented by Findlay Toyota. It will follow the 4 p.m. UNLV and Kansas State game also being played that day at the Orleans [...]
The Hoops for St. Jude Tip-Off Dinner in conjunction with the NBA Summer League has tentatively been scheduled for July 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Ticket availability and event information coming soon. For more info on Hoops for St. Jude visit: https://www.hoopsforstjude.org.
By JOHN LOMBARDO SportsBusiness Journal Published August 03, 2009 The recent NBA Summer League in Las Vegas set an attendance record while becoming the latest content provider for the leagueâ€™s digital operations. Since partnering with founder Warren LeGarie in 2007, the NBA has added marketing muscle to the rookie summer league, which featured 22 teams playing 55 games from July 10-19. The league began in 2004 with six teams. Average attendance this year was a record 4,370 a day, up from 4,036 last year. Fans paid $25 for [...]
â€“10 PLAYOFF TEAMS INCLUDING NBA CHAMPION LAKERS SET TO COMPETEâ€“ NEW YORK, June 22, 2009 â€“ Twenty-one NBA teams, including the 2009 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, will compete in this yearâ€™s NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS in a 55-game schedule that was announced today. A team of NBA Development League Select players will also participate in the action taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas July 10-19. The showdown in [...]
Round 2 of the Adidas Nations TEAM USA camp is set to tip off in Portland, OR May 29-31 as the top players in America prepare for the upcoming adidas Nations Experience August 4-9 in Dallas, TX. After a very impressive showing in Las Vegas, the class of 2010 and 2011 players look to improve their team development in preparation for competition against the top young players from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Canada, and Europe. The adidas Asia camp is currently underway in Beijing. HallPass will once again [...]
The 2009 NBA Summer League will take place July 10-19 in Las Vegas. This will mark the 6th season of competition for the league which showcases the top rookies, free agents and select roster players. HallPass and VSL Properties will once again handle league operations in conjunction with the NBA. Stay tuned for more on the NBA Summer League in the months ahead. […]
LAS VEGAS SUN By Mark Hansel Las Vegas is showing it can draw fans from all over the country to watch National Basketball Association games. About one in 10 fans who come to watch NBA Summer League Games at UNLVâ€™s Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion is from out of town. Thatâ€™s why, according to Gail Hunter, NBA marketing director, the association chose Las Vegas as the site to showcase its young players. Itâ€™s also why the NBA envisions Las Vegas as the permanent home for the [...]