HoopsHype Joe Abunassar rumors


May 19, 2015 Updates

Mudiay, who can speak French, understands how to adjust to new cultures. He went from being born in the Congo to living in the states for high school and then heading to China to play professionally. Even though he sprained his ankle there and missed most of the season—he's been healed for a few months—he stuck out his contract and put in the rehab and shooting work. "One of my clients is Yi Jianlian, and he played with Emmanuel in China," Joe Abunassar said. "The first thing he said to me about Emmanuel was, 'He's a good kid and a hard worker and a really good player.'" Bleacher Report

Mudiay has been likened to John Wall. Abunassar had a more specific comparison: the size and point guard skills similar to Chauncey Billups, with the athleticism and scoring mentality of Baron Davis. "He's a big guard, great vision, athletic," an East general manager said. "I think he's going to be a really special player." Bleacher Report

November 27, 2011 Updates

Whether in shape or out of it, we do know that Joe Abunassar is going to hold a one-week boot camp at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, Nevada next week, and that should help some veterans get themselves back into playing shape. HoopsWorld

June 16, 2011 Updates

Billups chose Colorado instead. Abunassar hooked up with Billups in earnest through a connection of relationships with Billups' agent, Andy Miller, and current Boston Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, who was a basketball manger with Abunassar years earlier at Indiana under head coach Bob Knight. "It used to be me and the ball," Abunassar said of his dream of working with players. "And now we have about 30 people, from strength coaches to trainers to physical therapists, rebounders, ball feeders, defenders, and I have five or six really good skill coaches here. It's grown a lot. In (the past) five years, we've grown a lot." Denver Post

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