NBA Brooklyn Nets stars prepare for their match at Ethos
January 29, 2014
Ethos played host to more NBA stars as the Brooklyn Nets trained in the Sports Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday (14 & 15 January) in preparation for their match against the Atlanta Hawks at the O2 London on Thursday 16 January.
The first day kicked off with the Nets stars carrying out training drills and court time practice in the Sports Hall at Ethos, and later making use of the state-of-art equipment in the Strength and Conditioning Room at Ethos. Following the intense training session, there was an international media roll call with interviews being carried out with some of the biggest stars of the NBA league.
In the evening, a unique NBA Global Games Coaching Clinic was held at Ethos. NBA coaches Taylor Jenkins from the Atlanta Hawks along with Eric Hughes and Joe Prunty of the Brooklyn Nets conducted the clinics utilising on-floor demonstrations. The session was hugely popular with the 100 basketball coaches who had travelled from across England to attend. Imperial and Imperial Medics Basketball players also had the opportunity to attend the clinic and learn from some of the world’s best basketball coaches and players. A player from the IC Basketball Club expressed his excitement – “I never thought that I would have had the opportunity to meet top NBA stars in person and learn from their experiences and training sessions. I feel really inspired!”
The Wednesday evening continued with a 3-point challenge and basketball fans from across London took part in the high-pressured challenge. Thanks to our partnership with the NBA London and Footlocker, the two highest scoring competitors had the opportunity to repeat the challenge live at half time in the O2, with a further opportunity of a paid trip to New Orleans for the overall winner. Imperial student Aurimas Pabrinkis demonstrated great skills on the night and made it to the semi-final shoot off with a respectable 7 out of 15!
Brooklyn Nets won the match against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday 16 January with the final score of 127 to 110.