The NBA announced today that second-year forward Frank Kaminsky will be one of six coaches for the league’s annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game that takes place Saturday morning.
Kaminsky joins ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and fellow Rising Stars Game participants Buddy Hield, Brandon Ingram, Marquese Chris and Dario Saric as the coaches for the East and West sides for the game.
In addition to Kaminsky, the NBA said that former Charlotte guard Muggsy Bogues will take part in the game as a member of the Eastern squad. The game, according to the press release, “pairs 12 Special Olympics athlete...representing eight countries with NBA and WNBA players and legends” to “the unifying power of sport.”
The NBA and Special Olympics have long been partners, working hand-in-hand in creating special clinics around the globe, as well as events like this. It is great to see members of the Hornets’ organization take out of what is surely a busy and hectic weekend to take part in events like this. This can only help build and grow the Hornets’ brand and continue to create new fans.
And, if nothing else, hopefully one of the participants will challenge Kaminsky to a dance-off, because any time Frank dances, everybody wins.