February 22, 2011

George Gervin and Katie Smith to hold clinics in Mumbai and Delhi

NBA Legend George Gervin and WNBA player Katie Smith are set to hold youth clinics in Mumbai and New Delhi during the finals of the Mahindra NBA Challenge recreational leagues in both of the cities on Saturday, February 26th and Sunday, February 27th, respectively. The event is being organised by The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Basketball Association (NBA), who announced that they will tip off their 2011 sports envoy program with their first-ever joint trip to India.

Gervin and Smith will be in India for a total of 10 days, from February 22nd to March 2nd. The Mumbai clinic will be held on February 26th from 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM at the Don Bosco High School in Matunga East. The Delhi clinic will be held on February 27th from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM at the Oxford Senior Secondary School in E-Block, Vikas Puri.

George Gervin was a major star in the ABA and the NBA in the 70s and 80s. He played for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls in the ABA/NBA, becoming a three-time ABA all star, nine-time NBA all star, and named seven times to the All NBA team. He was also the MVP of the 1980 NBA All Star Game. He finished with an NBA career average of 26.2 points per game and ended his basketball playing career with a succesful stint in Europe, playing in Banco Roma (Italy) and TDK Manresa (Spain).

Katie Smith played college basketball at the Ohio State University and currently plays for WNBA team Washington Mystics. She is a two time WNBA champion (2006 and 2008) with the Detroit Shock and was also named the 2008 Finals MVP. Smith is a 6 time WNBA all star and has won the Olympic Gold Medal there times (2000, 2004, 2008) with the USA basketball team.

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