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Vin Baker
Vin Baker
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Born: 11/23/71
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
On Sunday August 14th, he NBADL held their national tryouts in New York. Although a lot of the attention was on the players participating, some former NBA players used the event to jump start their coaching careers. Following the tryout, sources close to Ridiculous Upside gave the site a list of former NBA players that participated as coaches at the NBADL tryout. We take a look at some of the biggest names that were there. Vin Baker: As a 4-time NBA All-Star, Vin Baker knows a thing or two about basketball. That experience helped him make a transition to the coaching ranks, as he was hired an assistant basketball coach for St. Bernard School in 2011.
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The world’s tallest, and perhaps most famous, barista is stationed behind a busy coffee counter. His smile and easy-going style welcome customers looking for their Starbucks fix as they fastbreak to work or South County’s beaches. “I love North Kingstown. It reminds me of my hometown, so it’s comfortable,” says the man, who stretches to 6-feet-11. “I like this community. Starbucks draws a lot of repeat customers and so many know me now.”
Like all recovering alcoholics, Baker says every day is both a challenge and a blessing. He now clearly has the perspective of a middle-aged man, not a fresh-faced, 22-year old newly minted millionaire who’s the life of the party. He just wants a chance to keep bouncing back. “For me this could have ended most likely in jail or death. That’s how these stories usually end,” he says. “For me to summon the strength to walk out here and get excited about retail management at Starbucks and try to provide for my family, I feel that’s more heroic than being 6-11 with a fade-away jump shot. I get energy from waking up in the morning and, first of all, not depending on alcohol, and not being embarrassed or ashamed to know I have a family to take care of. The show’s got to go on.”