Families Invited to Register for ISU Hoops Clinic with Doug Collins
Doug Collins
Doug Collins

Sept. 24, 2013

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NORMAL, Ill. - Registration for the upcoming Illinois State Men's Basketball Coaching Clinic, featuring former Redbird star Doug Collins, is now open to the general public, including families with children 12 and up. Participation is not limited to coaches, allowing Redbird fans to also partake in this unique experience by registering here.

"This is a great opportunity for all fans and families to gain a new perspective on coaching from Doug Collins and the other speakers," Illinois State head coach Dan Muller said. "I certainly encourage parents to bring their children out for this event."

The 2013 clinic, scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 28, on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, runs from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The clinic costs $50 per person and $100 for an entire coaching staff. A non-coach parent can also bring his or her child (12 and up) for $50 total, and Illinois State students can attend for $25 each.

Collins will be joined by Muller, along with Quincy head coach Marty Bell and Rick Malnati, a former Loyola assistant and the current head varsity boy's basketball coach at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill.

A consensus All-American in 1973, Collins will conclude the ISU Men's Basketball Coaching Clinic from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., by discussing leadership and team building, coaching stories and "X's and O's." Collins will also hold a question and answer segment. The leading scorer in Illinois State basketball history, Collins attended ISU from 1969 to 1973.

Collins then played pro basketball after being picked No. 1 overall in the 1973 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, before serving as the head coach for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and the 76ers. He also competed in the controversial 1972 Olympics in Munich. Collins, who worked as the Emmy award-winning lead-commentator for Turner Sports (TNT) NBA coverage, received the 2009 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

 

Prior to Collins' presentation, Muller will speak from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. A two-time Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year (1996,1997) and the 1998 Valley Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Muller will talk about ball screen defensive coverages, BLOB Defense and team shooting drills.

Meanwhile, Malnati, who was a highly successful coach at New Trier High School, before his stint with Loyola, is scheduled to discuss fundamentals and principles that work in life, family and coaching. Bell, in his 10th season with Quincy, will begin the session with a focus on individual and team defensive drills and full court team drills.

Spots to the first Illinois State Men's Basketball Coaching Clinic still remain, with online registration available to the general public here. Questions should be directed to ISU assistant coach Luke Yaklich by either e-mailing lyaklic@ilstu.edu or by calling the men's basketball office at (309) 438-8681.

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