Hornets point guard Ramon Sessions has donated $1 million toward the development of a basketball practice facility on the University of Nevada campus, the Wolf Pack athletics department announced Tuesday.
Sessions played for Nevada from 2004-2007 before entering the NBA as a second-round draft pick.
The Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center will be housed at what is currently Lombardi Recreation Center. Construction will begin later this year with the project expected to be completed next August.
Sessions said in a release Tuesday “this was always a second home for me, a place that gave me a chance when a lot of schools didn’t. Coming up as a college kid, we didn’t always have access to a gym. … I’m blessed to give back to my second home.”
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Erik Spoelstra: I hope relationship with Chris Bosh can continue
“My thoughts don’t change. And they won’t change,” coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday when asked how Bosh’s comments on Friday toward the organization made him feel.
“I love Chris Bosh, his family. I said this so many times, Chris was very important to me as a head coach. With those teams, he was somebody I really leaned on. That extended outside the lines. It’s something I really have enjoyed and my hope is that relationship can continue.”
Player-coach relationship? Or friend-friend relationship? There’s a world of difference – potentially about $75 million in cap flexibility over the next three years.
I don’t envy Spoelstra, who – like many who’ve interacted regularly with Bosh – has come to respect the player and enjoy his company. Bosh, if healthy, would also make Spoelstra’s job easier by providing star-level production on the court. But Spoelstra’s boss has taken a different path, and Spoelstra can’t easily split from Riley.
It’s a difficult line to walk, though Spoelstra is trying.
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