PICTURED: NBA Summer League is hosted at Thomas and Mack Arena (UNLV's home gym) and is very well attended by the whose who of American basketball at all levels. A great networking event as well as the basketball.
Coach Liam Flynn runs an annual tour group to the NBA Summer League. This event provides a very small group of basketball people from around the world with a “behind the curtain” look at the NBA. Bringing various disciplines in to the tour has always appeared to us to be one of the big benefits of this small group tour. In past years he has had experienced coaches, sports agents, player development coaches, physiotherapists, sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches etc on the tour. The knowledge sharing amongst the tour group is one thing but the opportunity to be a part of knowledge sharing meetings with NBA team staffers in all areas is also certainly a great opportunity.
This year Coach Kyle Brown has agreed to update www.HighPerformanceHoopsNetwork.com readers on the tour, what he learned that can be passed on, the type of meetings on the tour and any insights on Summer League itself will be of value to our readers. In the past we’ve had great articles on the NBA Summer League from:
PICTURED: Tony Casella who provided us with a blog from his past tour. Pictured here with Tom Crean who was at Indiana at this time, now with Georgia in the SEC.
Coach Brown has had many years of coaching experience (15 years), predominantly at the Division 3 NCAA level, coaching in some highly successful programs, progressing to the NCAA tournament a number of times. With so many years of experience he has been a big part of recruiting in his programs, perimeter player development, academic supervision, scouting and of course… gameday, and practice coaching. With such in depth knowledge and experience of all components of a basketball program it is going to be interesting to read Coach Brown’s perspectives of his CLF Tour group, as well as meetings with NBA front, back office and basketball operations staff.