January 20, 2012
Updated: July 27, 2012
JACKSONVILLE GIANTS CHRISTIAN LAETTNER: NOW WITH NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE MAD ANTS
By: J.E. Miller Jacksonville, FL
Photos by: B.L. Miller
JULY 27, 2012 - LONDON, ENGLAND, CHRISTIAN LAETTNER IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED WITH FOXSPORTS AND COVERING TEAM USA, USA'S 2012 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CONTENDERS. THE HEAD COACH FOR TEAM USA IS COACH K (MOST WINS IN COLLEGE DIVISION I HISTORY) AND LAETTNER'S FORMER COACH FROM DUKE.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED THIS STORY, LISTEN TO THIS INTERVIEW WITH LAETTNER WHILE HE WAS AT INDIANA AND WITH THE MAD ANTS.
INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN LAETTNER
|LAETTNER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING 2011 BUZZER BEATER|
Former Duke Standout, NBA Star, and Olympic "Dream Team" Gold Medalist Christian Laettner just signed with the Fort Wayne, Indiana, NBA Development League Team, Mad Ants. Laettner will become Assistant Coach under Head Coach Steve Gansey. In a statement released by the team, Laettner said, "I am thrilled to be joining the Mad Ants organization. The opportunity to work closely with developing players to improve their game and help them make it to the next level has always been a goal of mine."
Laettner, currently living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, most recently was playing in his number 32 jersey for the ABA Jacksonville Giants in Jacksonville, Florida. Laettner commented: "I acted as a player, coach, mentor, and even television color commentator alongside Richard Miller (MilleronSports.com), play by play host for the Giants. The Giants team has a terrific lineup of talent, and I was proud to be associated with them. Though my knees are not fully capable of the shots and blocks from the past, I was involved in the team's first buzzer beater during the season opener, December 3, 2011. Only this time, I was in the position of Grant Hill (think Duke-Kentucky) inbounding the ball. I will miss the Giants; however, I still plan to see a game or two when I am in town. I continue to be a big supporter of the Giants as well as Miller on Sports."
|RICHARD MILLER (LEFT) AND CHRISTIAN LAETTNER|
TO READ CHRISTIAN LAETTNER'S OWN WORDS ON THIS BUZZER BEATER AND WATCH THE FINAL 3 SECONDS OF THE GAME, VISIT
In addition to playing for the Jacksonville Giants, Laettner has been color analyst for the BRIGHT HOUSE SPORTS NETWORK during the University of Central Florida home games and runs a basketball training company for players and coaches. Giants Head Coach Kevin Waters commented, "Christian has taught our guys the finer points of ball handling and much more. His depth of knowledge on the sport and mechanics of basketball is amazing."
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Photos by: B.L. Miller
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