The New York Times weighs in with a story on Memphis Coach John Calipari's innovative China-Memphis basketball exchange:
In a move that may someday help expand the exposure of college basketball in China, the University of Memphis signed an agreement with the Chinese Basketball Association. Skip to next paragraph
Memphis Coach John Calipari traveled to Beijing with university and city officials for the announcement of the deal, which will include Calipari's running a series of coaching clinics and camps throughout China in the next five years.
Also, 15 men's and women's coaches chosen by the Chinese Basketball Association will go to Memphis for 10 days in October to learn from Calipari and his coaching staff. They will evaluate how Memphis, which could be ranked No. 1 entering this season, runs its program. One of the Chinese coaches will stay with the Tigers for the season.
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