Ebeye basketball gets focus from Coach Newell visit
Coach Tom Newell toured Ebeye Island as well as conducting coaching and player clinics during his visit in mid-January. Coach Newell announced his intention to return to the Marshall Islands in 2014. Check out our photo galleries with Coach Newell and Ebeye basketball.
Coach Newell, who formerly coached with the Seattle Supersonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, visited the Marshall Islands from January 3-14, 2014. His visit included stops and clinics on Majuro, Ebeye and Kwajalein.
His visit was sponsored by the US State Department's Sports Ambassador program, and locally was organized and supported by the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation, National Olympic Committee, the College of the Marshall Islands, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and FIBA Oceania.
Local businesses the Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Marshalls Japan Construction Company (MJCC), and the National Telecommunications Authority donated prizes for the first 3-on-3 basketball tournament of 2013 held in Majuro on January 9.
Ebeye Photo: Andrew Zvirzdin.