L.A. let Marco Nunez go in April 2019 after three years at the helm after a season in which Lakers players lost 212 games because of injury. Before Nunez, Gary Vitti served in the role for more than 30 years. More changes are expected as the team is in the process of restructuring its approach to player health, sources told ESPN.
Tim Reynolds: The National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association has commissioned the Bill Foran Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s the longtime Heat strength coach and inaugural winner of the award, which reflects exceptional achievement in the strength & conditioning field.
Elite basketball skills trainer Chris Brickley recently caught up with HoopsHype to talk about his future plans with his clothing company. Brickley, who played D-I college basketball for the University of Louisville and was a player development coordinator for the New York Knicks, owns BlackOps Basketball. The gym has become the home of legendary pick-up games on Instagram featuring players like Kevin Durant as well as pop stars like Drake and Quavo. He also launched his own streetwear brand in 2016, called Color Blind, which has since been sported by the likes of world-famous celebrities including Justin Bieber and Khloe Kardashian.
You work with some of the best basketball players in the world. What kind of feedback have you have gotten so far? CB: I’ve shown our designs to my clients and they really like it! I’m not going to tell them to push a brand or push clothes onto someone. If they ask me about it, I’ll show them. I want them to stand for what the brand means and actually like the hat and actually like the piece of clothing. So I keep it organic and I try to design hats and clothes that the players ask me for and will wear before the game or when they are out and about.