BWB Asia

FIBA - BWB Camp Coach Yao

GENEVA (Basketball Without Borders) - Basketball without Borders, the world's premiere international basketball camp kicks off in China today for the first time ever until July 17, 2005.   

The program, a basketball instructional camp for young people that also promotes friendship, healthy living and education, features FIBA/NBA players and team personnel as camp coaches. 

To date, more than 440 youngsters from 72 different countries and territories have taken part in the NBA and FIBA program.

This camp in Beijing, China will be led by native Yao Ming, star of the Chinese national team and center of the Houston Rockets. The Beijing Olympic Training Facility in will be the venue of the camp. 

Joining Yao as camp coaches will be Mengke Bateer, a former teammate from the Chinese National Team and NBA center, San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker (France),  Philadelphia 76ers teammates Samuel Dalembert (Haiti) and Kyle Korver, New Orleans Hornets Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia) and Portland Trail Blazers Ha Seung-Jin (South Korea).

In addition, NBA personnel including Phoenix Suns Marc Iavaroni, Detroit Pistons Igor Kokoskov, Los Angeles Lakers Melvin Hunt, Washington Wizards Eric Waters and NBA coach Steve Silas also will participate.  Houston Rockets assistant coach Dean Cooper will oversee as camp director.

For more information, please contact:
Sau Ching Cheong, NBA Asia,, (852) 2843-9668
Zoran Radovic, FIBA, + 41 (22) 545 00 44