11-Foot Hoops: April 2007

Family Sports Life Today, a Bellevue-based sports website, announces an exhibition basketball game at the University of Washington, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, June 16, 2007, with the game beginning at 1 pm.  Former local intercollegiate student athletes from the Pac 10, WCC, Big Sky and local colleges will demonstrate their adaptive basketball skills playing on a basketball hoop that is 11 feet high. This feature is more of a "science" experiment, presented by former NBA/WNBA Coach Tom Newell, a longtime Northwest native. 

As part of the announcement, Coach Tom Newell interviews his father, legendary coach Pete Newell.  The upcoming "For the Love of the Game" exhibition follows on to a similar exhibition with raised baskets that Coach Pete Newell did in 1961. 

Also, Coach Tom Newell and Coach Guy Perry discuss the NBA game and whether it is time for a change in our podcast episode "The NBA Game:  Time for a Change?"

Coach Tom Newell announces an exhibition, "For the Love of the Game", featuring professional and college players playing with an 11-foot hoop.  He and Coach Guy Perry discuss the change, what they expect for this exhibition, and for the pro game.

The exhibition and follow-up panel discussions will be held in June in the Seattle area.  Admission will be free with a can of food for donation to Northwest Harvest.  The event is sponsored by Family SportsLife Today, Coaches Who Care, Intl., and Best Effort Camps and Clinics.

Update:  The game will be at 1:PM on Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at UW's Hec Edmundson Pavilion.  Admission is free, but we are asking for a canned food donation to Northwest Harvest.  Join FamilySportsLifeToday.com and become an official observer.