BWB Europe 2004 Treviso, 24 to 27 July All Camps

ITALY 2004 – The 2004 edition of BWB Europe was held in Treviso, Italy from July 24-27. Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dlemabert, Boston Celtics forward-guard Jiri Welsch, LA Lakers forward Stanislav Medvedenko, Seattle Supersonics forward-center Vitaly Potapenko, and Former NBA center Gheorghe Muresan served as coaches at the camp, which hosted about 50 pan-European players of 16-18 years old.

The camp itself was located at La Ghirada Sports Complex, an hour north of Venice, Italy. BWB camps in 2001 and 2003 similarly took place at La Ghirada, which is owned and operated by United Colours of Benetton and is home to the Treviso basketball team of the Italian League. The state-of-the-art sports complex has three gyms as well as other various facilities.

The camp followed the usual BWB format, dividing players into teams which participate in fundamental drills and training sessions conducted by the NBA player-coaches. After completing the training sessions during the morning and early afternoon teams would compete against each other in a tournament which took place throughout the duration of the camp each evening.
On the final camp day a selection of players competed in an All-star game and the camp’s three top players were recognized in an award ceremony based on sportsmanship and excellence in basketball.

2004 was also the second consecutive year that Basketball without Borders collaborated with UNICEF in its objective aim to promote and uphold friendship, goodwill, education, HIV/AIDS awareness, and drug addiction prevention via the Life Skills seminars which took place daily.

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The 2004 camp in Treviso, Italy featured 42 players from 23 countries.

The 2004 camp in Treviso, Italy featured 3 players and 4 coaches from the NBA and other such leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Slava Medvedenko Los Angeles Lakers Ukraine
Gheorghe Muresan Former NBA players Romania
Jiri Welsch Boston Celtics Czech Republic
Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia 76'ers Canada

Camp Director

Marin Sedlacek FIBA Instructor Serbia

FIBA/NBA Coaches

PJ Carlesimo San Antonio Spurs USA
Chris Mullin Golden State Warriors USA
Gary Colson Memphis Grizzlies USA
Dick Harter Former NBA Coach USA