HoopsHype Joe Abunassar rumors
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
Abunassar's goal is to help players improve in all areas, from their on-court performance to their strength and conditioning, even their nutrition. "It actually created a little niche for me because I was one of the few basketball guys that knew about the strength, the conditioning, and kind of created this whole program to grow it this way," Abunassar said. Denver Post
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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