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Reed says he thought fired coach Derek Fisher was initially a “good choice” to lead the team, but Reed also likes new head coach Jeff Hornacek. Even if Hornacek was a pain in Reed’s side when Reed coached at Creighton University and Hornacek was a rival NCAA player on Iowa State. “I like Hornacek. My wife don’t like him, because we used to play him when I was (coaching) at Creighton and he was playing for Johnny Orr (at Iowa State). He used to beat the hell out of us,” says Reed, laughing. “She never liked him. But those were the old days. I liked the way he played the game. I wish him well.”
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 87 boys and girls from 27 African countries who will travel to the first Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa Camp in Angola, which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Pavilhão Multiusos do Kilamba in Luanda. BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer. BWB Africa, which will be supported by the Angolan Basketball Federation (Federaçao Angolana de Basquetebol) and the Angola Ministry of Youth and Sports, will bring together the top male and female players born in 1999 from across Africa to learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, including Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Eric Bledsoe (Phoenix Suns; U.S.), Luc Mbah a Moute (LA Clippers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2003), Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks; Tunisia), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks; Switzerland), and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.).