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Perkins in coaching clinic - Jan 30, 2006


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Former Los Angeles and NBA basketball star, Sam Perkins (207-F-61, college: N.Carolina) (207-F-61, college: N.Carolina), was in Botswana on Saturday for a two-day basketball coaching clinic organised by the American Embassy and Sprite Botswana.
Perkins played for a number of basketball teams in the United States, including Super Sonnics and Indiana Pacers.
He has played alongside Magic Johnson (207-G-59, college: Michigan St.) and Michael Jordan (199-F-63, college: N.Carolina) in the same teams. He has also won a gold medal with the United States basketball team.
From Botswana, Perkins and his crew will visit South Africa and Angola. They are part of the American National Basketball Association programme, NBA without borders.
The programme runs camps all over the world trying to improve the state of basketball. Speaking to BOPA about the state of basketball in Botswana, Perkins said the infrastructure in Botswana is just fine.
He said Botswana players were as good as those in the United States. He said he regretted that he was not going to be in Botswana for a long time. "My dream is to see these kids progress in basketball but unfortunately I have to go back," he said.
Contrary to what many people think, Perkins said height was not a necessity for someone to play basketball.
"You dont have to be that tall to play basketball, basketball is a thinking game, there are ways of doing things, there is always a strategy," he said.
However Perkins promised to come back to Botswana sometime in September. He said he was exhilarated by the sight of butterflies flying everywhere in Gaborone.
"Why are there butterflies everywhere and they seem to be rushing somewhere? He asked. "I am overwhelmed." The US basketball star also liked the Botswana weather. Botswana Basketball Association, technical officer Mothusi Thipe, confirmed Perkins September visit.
Thipe said after a planned basketball camp in South Africa in September, Perkins will come back to Botswana to do a community outreach programme.
"They will be looking at how they can assist on the development programme," he said.
(Courtesy of Daily News)  



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