Coach Ray Farrell has over 35 years of coaching experience, serving as an assistant and head coach at multiple American colleges, including the UNLV, Cleveland State University and Villanova University. His coaching experience also goes beyond the collegiate level, as he served as the personal trainer and coach of former Dallas Maverick and New York Knick Rolando Blackman from 1988-1998. Coach Farrell also has extensive international coaching experience, conducting basketball camps in Iraq, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Germany, Haiti and the Bahamas.
Player Development Coach
After a college career in the US, Coach Jacques Vandescure played professional in Belgium and was also a member of the U16, U18 and U22 Belgian National Teams. Since retiring as a player, Coach Vandescure has held numerous coaching, scouting, and operations roles for organizations around the world, including the San Antonio Spurs, the Basketball Federation of Rwanda, SEED Project in Senegal, and the Center for Global Sports Development in Rwanda. He has also assisted with multiple NBA Basketball Without Borders camps.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Coach Todd Gates is an accredited and certified strength and conditioning coach. He has extensive experience training multiple different sports, including roles at Boston College, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Rutgers University. Before joining NBA Academy India, Coach Gates spent four years as the strength and conditioning coach at Velocity Sports Performance in New York City.
Global Technical Director, Women’s Program
Coach Jennifer Azzi oversees all regions of the NBA Academies Women’s initiative. A former WNBA player (1999-2004), USA National Team Player (1988-2000), two-time NCAA All-American and Olympic Gold Medalist (1996), Jennifer has an abundance of basketball experience on the court and as a coach on the sidelines. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2009) led the University of San Francisco women’s basketball program from 2010-2016.
Global Technical Director, Women's Program
Coach Blair Hardiek oversees all regions of the NBA Academies Women’s initiative. President and CEO of Azzi Camp (2007 - present), Former Associate Head Coach of the West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Champions at the University of San Francisco (2010-2016), Former NCAA International camp; Domestic Recruiter (2010-2016), Former PG/Captain at the University of Missouri (2003-2007).
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August 3, 2017 - Week #1
NBA Acadeny India
August 17, 2017 - Week #3
NBA Acadeny India
Game NotesNBA Academy's slow defensive start picked up in the second quarter with a full-court man to man, which allowed them to get easy baskets and keep the lead. The team's aggressiveness on offense brought them to the foul line.
August 10, 2017 - Week #2
NBA Academy India
Game Notes"We did a good job and we are improving." - NBA Academy India coaching staff. NBA Academy's focused was on full-court pressure on defense and a 4 out-1 in offense to allow penetration and two-man games.