Magic, Bighorns To Host Tryouts For Upcoming NBA D-League Season

By: RENO BIGHORNS PRESS RELEASE Email
By: RENO BIGHORNS PRESS RELEASE Email

RENO, Nev.—A pair of open tryout sessions for the 2009-10 Reno Bighorns have been set for early October, the team announced today. The Orlando Magic, one of Reno’s two parent clubs, will host the first session, to be held in Orlando on Oct. 3-4. The second session will be held on Oct. 10-11 at the South Reno Athletic Club.

The first tryout session will be held in Orlando, Fla., at the RDV Sportsplex, the practice facility for the Orlando Magic. This session will begin on Oct. 3 from 12-3 p.m. ET, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. The session will conclude Sunday from 12-2 p.m. ET.

The second tryout session will be held in Reno, Nev., at the South Reno Athletic Club. This session will begin Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PT, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. The session will conclude Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. PT.

All players interested in attending Bighorns tryouts must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate by Nov. 19, 2008. In addition, interested players must submit all required forms, which can be found online at RenoBighorns.com. No incomplete registration will be accepted.

Players must submit a $150 non-refundable fee and all completed forms to: Reno Bighorns Player Tryouts, 250 Evans Ave., Reno, NV 89501. Money orders and cashiers checks should be made out to Reno Bighorns.

Any questions about 2009-10 player tryouts should be directed to the Reno Bighorns office at (775) 284-2622.

Season tickets are available now for the 2009-10 season of Reno Bighorns Basketball. For more information, call (775) 284-2NBA or visit RenoBighorns.com.

The Reno Bighorns will begin their second season in the NBA Development League in 2009-10. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and featured 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams during the 2008-09 season. This Fall, two new NBA D-League teams will begin play in Portland, Maine and Springfield, Mass.—the birthplace of basketball. Eighty-four former NBA Development League players were on 2008-09 NBA end-of-season rosters, amounting to almost 20 percent of NBA players, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.


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