NBA will be first pro sport to visit Cuba
NEW YORK – The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored.
The league will hold a four-day development camp and host clinics for youth from April 23-26. Recently retired two-time MVP Steve Nash, newly elected Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will take part, along with NBA coaches Quin Snyder of Utah and James Borrego of Orlando.
The NBA and FIBA also will invite two players and one coach from Cuba to participate in an upcoming Basketball without Borders camp for the first time.
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