2001 Championship Basketball Clinic Will Feature Coaching's Best At Mohegan Sun

2001 NCAA National Championship Coach Mike Krzyzewski One of Three Coaches

To Lead Clinic



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mohegan Sun

    UNCASVILLE, Conn., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohegan Sun is proud to host
 the 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic, offering basketball coaches the
 opportunity to learn key strategies from three of the top coaches in college
 hoops.  The 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic hosted by Mohegan Sun will be
 a two-day event, held on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th.  The clinic
 will include more than 12 hours of intensive clinics designed to help coaches
 be more effective and thereby develop winning basketball programs.  Mike
 Krzyzewski, coach of the 2001 NCAA National Champion Duke Blue Devils, Jim
 Calhoun, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, and Rick Majerus, coach of the Utah
 Utes, will conduct the clinics.  This incredible two-day event will be
 directed by Ed Janka, former high school and college coach and former Director
 of College Basketball Sports Marketing at Nike.
     "This is the first time we have brought arguably three of the best coaches
 in college basketball to our clinic," said Janka.  "This event is a great
 learning opportunity for men and women coaches of all levels."
     "We are thrilled to have three of college basketball's most prolific
 coaches on hand for the 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic," said Mitchell
 Etess, Mohegan Sun's Executive Vice President of Marketing.  "Mohegan Sun is
 committed to bringing the highest level of sports and entertainment events to
 the region."
 
     The 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic, held over two days at Mohegan
 Sun's Uncas Pavilion, will include a lecture format on June 8th and on-court
 demonstrations on June 9th.  The lecture format will cover the following
 topics:
     -- "Building a High School Program & Developing Staff" - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Developing a Coaching Philosophy" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Coach/Player Relationships - Team Building" - Coach Mike Krzyzewski
 
     The on-court demonstrations will cover:
     -- "Developing Your Post Players" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Changing Defenses" - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Attacking Zone Defenses and Special Situations" - Coach Mike
        Krzyzewski
     -- "Rebounding, a Key to Success" (with Drills) - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Man-to-Man Defense, Philosophy and Fundamentals" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Man-to-Man Offensive Concepts" - Coach Mike Krzyzewski
 
     Attendees of the clinic will also be treated to complimentary food and
 beverage specially prepared for the event by Mohegan Sun's legendary culinary
 team.  All guests will receive a complimentary coach's clipboard and pad.
 Deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday, June 6th.  Pre-registration costs
 are $100 (US) or $175 (Canada).  The cost at the door is $135 (US) or $235
 (Canada).  Special area hotel rates are available to those who register by
 Monday, May 7th.  Requests for clinic brochures and registration forms may be
 made by calling Ed Janka at 440.248.2302.  Media interested in covering the
 event may contact Adam Jalbert at 860.862.7830.
     Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has 12-times been named "Coach of the Year" in the
 ACC or nationally.  He is considered one of the top coaches in all of
 basketball.  Coach "K's" Blue Devils have won three NCAA National
 Championships and nine teams have gone to the Final Four under his tutelage.
     University of Connecticut's Coach Jim Calhoun has been leading the Huskies
 for 15 years.  Under Calhoun, the 1999 team took home a NCAA National
 Championship with a win over Duke.  Calhoun has been named the Big East Coach
 of the Year four times and National Coach of the Year once.  He has led his
 men to the Big East Conference title six of the last 11 years.  Calhoun was
 the winningest coach in the Big East during the 1990s.
     Utah's Rick Majerus is also considered one of collegiate basketball's top
 coaches.  During his 12-year tenure at Utah, his team has risen to national
 prominence.  Majerus' 1998 team went to the Final Four, finishing as the
 National Champion runner-up.  Majerus is ranked fifth among active Division 1
 coaches in winning percentage (.742).
 
     About Mohegan Sun
     Mohegan Sun, one of the largest and most distinctive casino destinations
 in the world, is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Nation.  Located in southeastern
 Connecticut, Mohegan Sun provides its guests with the ultimate in action,
 entertainment and excitement in a place that looks and feels like no other.
 
 

SOURCE Mohegan Sun
    UNCASVILLE, Conn., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohegan Sun is proud to host
 the 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic, offering basketball coaches the
 opportunity to learn key strategies from three of the top coaches in college
 hoops.  The 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic hosted by Mohegan Sun will be
 a two-day event, held on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th.  The clinic
 will include more than 12 hours of intensive clinics designed to help coaches
 be more effective and thereby develop winning basketball programs.  Mike
 Krzyzewski, coach of the 2001 NCAA National Champion Duke Blue Devils, Jim
 Calhoun, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, and Rick Majerus, coach of the Utah
 Utes, will conduct the clinics.  This incredible two-day event will be
 directed by Ed Janka, former high school and college coach and former Director
 of College Basketball Sports Marketing at Nike.
     "This is the first time we have brought arguably three of the best coaches
 in college basketball to our clinic," said Janka.  "This event is a great
 learning opportunity for men and women coaches of all levels."
     "We are thrilled to have three of college basketball's most prolific
 coaches on hand for the 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic," said Mitchell
 Etess, Mohegan Sun's Executive Vice President of Marketing.  "Mohegan Sun is
 committed to bringing the highest level of sports and entertainment events to
 the region."
 
     The 2001 Championship Basketball Clinic, held over two days at Mohegan
 Sun's Uncas Pavilion, will include a lecture format on June 8th and on-court
 demonstrations on June 9th.  The lecture format will cover the following
 topics:
     -- "Building a High School Program & Developing Staff" - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Developing a Coaching Philosophy" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Coach/Player Relationships - Team Building" - Coach Mike Krzyzewski
 
     The on-court demonstrations will cover:
     -- "Developing Your Post Players" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Changing Defenses" - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Attacking Zone Defenses and Special Situations" - Coach Mike
        Krzyzewski
     -- "Rebounding, a Key to Success" (with Drills) - Coach Jim Calhoun
     -- "Man-to-Man Defense, Philosophy and Fundamentals" - Coach Rick Majerus
     -- "Man-to-Man Offensive Concepts" - Coach Mike Krzyzewski
 
     Attendees of the clinic will also be treated to complimentary food and
 beverage specially prepared for the event by Mohegan Sun's legendary culinary
 team.  All guests will receive a complimentary coach's clipboard and pad.
 Deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday, June 6th.  Pre-registration costs
 are $100 (US) or $175 (Canada).  The cost at the door is $135 (US) or $235
 (Canada).  Special area hotel rates are available to those who register by
 Monday, May 7th.  Requests for clinic brochures and registration forms may be
 made by calling Ed Janka at 440.248.2302.  Media interested in covering the
 event may contact Adam Jalbert at 860.862.7830.
     Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has 12-times been named "Coach of the Year" in the
 ACC or nationally.  He is considered one of the top coaches in all of
 basketball.  Coach "K's" Blue Devils have won three NCAA National
 Championships and nine teams have gone to the Final Four under his tutelage.
     University of Connecticut's Coach Jim Calhoun has been leading the Huskies
 for 15 years.  Under Calhoun, the 1999 team took home a NCAA National
 Championship with a win over Duke.  Calhoun has been named the Big East Coach
 of the Year four times and National Coach of the Year once.  He has led his
 men to the Big East Conference title six of the last 11 years.  Calhoun was
 the winningest coach in the Big East during the 1990s.
     Utah's Rick Majerus is also considered one of collegiate basketball's top
 coaches.  During his 12-year tenure at Utah, his team has risen to national
 prominence.  Majerus' 1998 team went to the Final Four, finishing as the
 National Champion runner-up.  Majerus is ranked fifth among active Division 1
 coaches in winning percentage (.742).
 
     About Mohegan Sun
     Mohegan Sun, one of the largest and most distinctive casino destinations
 in the world, is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Nation.  Located in southeastern
 Connecticut, Mohegan Sun provides its guests with the ultimate in action,
 entertainment and excitement in a place that looks and feels like no other.
 
 SOURCE  Mohegan Sun