Saturday, October 17, 2009
Another Open Tryous Tidbit
I am a little late with this news, but we had another interesting guest at the Mad Ants Open Tryouts last weekend. We had an assortment of local area Coaches helping out at Open Tryouts. Each Coach was in charge of a separate scrimmage squad of players. It was really a who's who of Fort Wayne basketball with people like Coach Kline from Indiana Tech and Coach Rekeweg from St. Francis. The surprise was former NBA player Vitaly Potapenko , who is interested in getting into getting into coaching as he recently retired from the NBA a few seasons back. Potapenko had a solid NBA career and his name jumped out at me when I heard it as I remember him most from his time with the Celtics. Plus I vividly remember his name from playing NBA 2K as Potapenko is always a fun name for video game announcers to pronounce. Coaching at this level is a tough business to get into but he certainly has the credentials. Keep an eye out to see where he ends up.