Hi, Nuggets Nation! Kelsey C. here with an update from beautiful Monterrey Mexico! Today we had a full day of media interviews with both television and radio stations. Our first stop was at TV AZTECA NOROESTE – Program “Con ganas”. They are a very fun group of people to work with! We performed two routines: “Drop” (my personal favorite) and “Uptown Funk”. We also answered interview questions regarding the upcoming NBA Global Game Mexico City coming up on December 3, as well as our experience working with the NBA Mexico beer partner Coors Light. The cast of the show is very light-hearted and fun!
Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the team will travel to Mexico as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The Kings will play versus the Boston Celtics at Mexico City Arena on December 3. The contest marks Sacramento’s first visit to Mexico and the NBA’s 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most NBA matchups held in any country outside the U.S. and Canada.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will make their second attempt to play a regular-season game in Mexico City, after last year’s game with the San Antonio Spurs was canceled because of smoke inside Mexico City Arena. The Timberwolves will face the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in the same venue where a short circuit in a generator room sent fumes inside the building during warmups. NBA Mexico director Raul Zarraga says “stricter measures” have been taken to “prevent this from happening again.”
The retired Chicago Bulls center Bill Cartwright was named the coach of Mexico’s national basketball team. Cartwright, 57, played 16 seasons in the N.B.A. and was part of the Bulls squad that won three straight titles between 1991-1993. After retiring, he joined Phil Jackson’s coaching staff as an assistant, helping to guide the Bulls to 1997 and 1998 titles.