KD to Coach Top Prospects at The NBA Academy India
Some star power is heading to India.
Earlier today, the NBA announced that Golden State Warriors’ All-Star and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant will be flying over to India to coach the country’s top prospects at The NBA Academy India, while aiding the league in expanding its brand and game.
“I’m excited to travel to India to help promote the game of basketball and meet the prospects at The NBA Academy India,” said Durant. “I’ve wanted to visit India for a long time, and I can’t wait to experience the country’s unique culture and share my knowledge with the kids there.”
The excited Durant will have a very busy schedule upon his arrival. Not only will he coach at the academy in Noida, but he will also do his fair share of basketball clinics and charity work. The NBA champ will lead a clinic of 5,000 youths from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program – 1,000 of the athletes are locals, while the other 4,000 boys and girls will join via satellite link from Bengaluru, Cehanni, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
“We are thrilled to host 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant in India,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco. “Kevin is coming off an historic season with the Golden State Warriors. Having one of the very best players in our league interact with the basketball playing youth of India will serve as great inspiration to the next generation of players here, especially the high-performing prospects at The NBA Academy India.”
As his famous sneaker commercials keep reiterating, KD really is a nice guy!