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James Borrego to take part in NBA/FIBA development camps in Cuba

Orlando's head coach will help train Cuba's men's and women's national teams later in April.

James Borrego
James Borrego
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Orlando Magic coach James Borrego will join a contingent of other basketball notables who will travel to Havana, Cuba for a development camp, the NBA and FIBA, basketball's governing body, announced Tuesday.

The camp will run from April 23rd-26th. In addition to training Cuba's men's and women's national teams, everyone in attendance will take part in community outreach efforts, such as refurbishing basketball courts and hosting clinics.

"We've seen the bridges that basketball can build between cultures," NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said in a written statement. "We look forward to sharing the values of our game with Cuban youth and learning together through the common language of sports."

Steve Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, headlines the traveling party, which also includes Dikembe Mutumbo, an eight-time NBA All-Star and NBA Global Ambassador.

Also joining Borrego in Cuba are Ticha Penicheiro, the WNBA's all-time assists leader; Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder and assistant coach Brad Jones; and four other figures from the league and FIBA.

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