10th August 2019 I had the opportunity to meet Rutgers College Basketball Team on their Spanish Tour. It was great to have the chance to talk with Head Coach Steve Pickiell and all his assistants like Brandin Knight, Steve Hayn or Director Player Development Greg Vetrone and Director of Basketball Operations and Recruiting Ben Asher. Very nice opportunity to share experiences and information with all the coaching staff.
As I explained to the coaching staff, both teams were on different moments of the season.
Rutgers on preseason tour, building the team as a group and also on technical and tactical aspects meanwhile Spanish players were on holidays.
In Spain we normally finish the season end of May and we are back to work end of August so the difference during this kind of games is unreal. Anyway, It´s a life experience for both teams and a great opportunity to meet new basketball people, building new relantionships for the future so as every summer I invited pro players from EBA, LEB Gold and Silver leagues to make a selection team to play vs the Americans.
Unfortunately It was the hottest day in the history of Valencia so we just could play three quarters but It was a great game and experience for both teams.