Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach Mike Woodson to Host Inaugural Coaches Forum in Las Vegas

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The Coaches Forum, Part of the 3rd Annual Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, will Welcome Coaches from around the country to Kick Off NBA Summer League

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On Saturday, July 9, Michael Woodson, former Head Coach for the Atlanta Hawks, New York Nicks and current Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers, will host the inaugural Woodson Coach’s Forum, presented by COX Communications. The Woodson Forum, an integral part of the 3rd Annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational (CWLVI) hosted in Las Vegas as a kick-off to NBA Summer League, will bring basketball coaches from all over the country together for a meaningful event that will include discussions around coaching, strategy and mentorship along with professional development.

“Coaching is one of the most important and influential positions in the game and I couldn’t be more excited to host this inaugural Coach’s Forum on their behalf,” said Woodson. The goal of this forum is to bring coaches and players together from all levels of the game to share knowledge, receive mentoring and provide feedback. Nations of Coaches is an incredible organization dedicated to developing better coaches and I’m honored to work with them to bring this event to life.”

The Woodson Forum, held at Impact Basketball, will welcome coaches and players from the NBA, NCAA, AAU, High School, and local recreational centers and youth programs to come together and celebrate basketball and hear from some of the games legends. The event will kick off at 10:00a.m. with a coaching panel, co-hosted by Woodson and ESPN Broadcaster Jay Harris. The panel line-up will include: Byron Scott, former Head Coach of The Los Angeles Lakers; Joe Abunassar and Andrew Moore from Impact Basketball; Tommy Kyle, Nation of Coaches; former NBA stars Jerome Williams and Eddie Johnson; former NBA coach Jim Todd; Father of current NBA Celtics forward Jared Sullinger, Satch Sullinger, and LA Clippers Assistant Coach, Armond Hill.

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:30a – Doors Open at Impact Basketball (121 East Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119)
  • 10:00a – Coach Woodson Forum & Panel begins (focus on Offensive Sets; Defensive Sets; Transition Sets and Development).
  • 11:50a – Audience Q&A
  • 12:10p – Media & Photo Ops

“We are excited to host the Woodson Forum at Impact Basketball. The Forum is an excellent opportunity for coaches and parents to learn the game first-hand from the best." Said Andrew Moore of Impact Basketball.

"I am honored and excited for the Active Dreamers Brand to be involved with an event that gives back to a great charitable organization like Nations of Coaches,” said Woodson Clinic and Forum partner Jack Paul McClinton III, CEO, Active Dreamers LLC., “With this being our first year participating, we look forward to meeting and building long term relationships with Coach Woodson and all the participants involved.”

A portion of the event benefits Nations of Coaches, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing coaches together through guidance and knowledge in order to create better players and coaches. Tickets for the Forum as well as the CWLVI, which can be tailored to include golf, hospitality, and invitations to the private parties, are available. For information call Play Golf Designs Inc.: 310.926.4075 or visit the official Woodson Forum site: http://www.woodsonforum.com or the official Woodson Tournament site: http://www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com.

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational will be the only summer golf event in Las Vegas where influential sports figures and celebrities congregate. Founded by the former NBA player, former Head Coach of the New York Knicks, and current Assistant Coach of The Los Angeles Clippers, Mike Woodson, lives with the mission to give back to the community through sports, coaching and friendship. All for a good cause, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational celebrates the world of basketball, while showcasing the best of golf, fashion and entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com, like on Facebook, http://www.Facebook.com/COACHWOODSONinv tweet @COACHWOODSONinv or Instagram @woodsoninvitational

Play Golf Designs, Inc. (PGD Global) is a golf marketing & event company, directing and participating in luxury events for some of the world’s most legendary athletes, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius Erving, Jeffrey Osborne, The Broadcasters Foundation of America, Jerome Williams, Reggie Jackson and Ahmad Rashad. PGD blends pop culture and entertainment, creating the most unique, innovative golf events and experiences for each client. PGD Global focuses on celebrating diversity and inclusion in golf while welcoming women to the game with open arms. Specializing in connecting golf to the modern world of trends and fashion, PGD Global operates golf and lifestyle events and experiences all around the country, welcoming new golfers and businesses to the game. http://pgdglobal.com/. Tweet or Instagram @PGDGlobal or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PlayGolfDesigns

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