Las Vegas is a place where people come from around the world to experience an atmosphere and excitement that they cannot regularly have at home. There is entertainment, nightlife and of course gambling in the most luxurious of settings. Whether a complete amateur or a seasoned professional, everybody hopes to hit the jackpot and leave this city with much more than they arrived with!
The NHL play-offs are off and running with hard hitting action almost every night of the week, and though they barely snuck into the post season festivities this year due to an injury plagued season I wanted to pay a little more homage to the Detroit Red Wings phenomenal steak of 23 consecutive play-off appearances!
The NBA Playoffs are here! The match-ups are set! Under the guidance of new commissioner Adam Silver, the season that began with 30 hopeful franchises has been trimmed to 16 teams with a chance to achieve the dream of being World Champions! The NBA, which was founded in 1946, has grown to be a global phenomenon and is host to the highest paid athletes (average salary) on the planet. With the 82 game regular season now complete, the league is ready to tip off its 8 first round play-off series’ which will eventually lead to the crowning of the 2014 World Champs who will have the honor of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy.
After 12 years as a Division I college basketball coach, I took advantage of an amazing opportunity last year to work for the NBA as 1st Assistant Coach for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Developmental League which is affiliates for the Back to Back World Champion Miami Heat!