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NBA D-League Showcase
Reno Events Center January 7, 2013 - January 10, 2013
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy 4 Days and 16 Games of Great Basketball Action!
For the second year in a row, Reno will roll out the red carpet for team GMs and scouts with the NBA, as well as NBA D-League teams and fans from all over the United States.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 27 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season boasted NBA D-League experience. The league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams.
The Reno Bighorns will play on Monday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 9. At the Wednesday evening game, fans will be treated to a slam dunk competition and 3-point contest between NBA D-League players! Contests are scheduled to begin at 7:00pm with the game following at 8:30pm.
NBA D-League Showcase Schedule
Monday, Jan. 7
Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders, 10am
Idaho Stampede vs. Texas Legends, 12:45pm
Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Bakersfield Jam, 3:30pm
Reno Bighorns vs. Springfield Armor, 7pm
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Austin Toros vs. Santa Cruz Warriors, 10am
Canton Charge vs. Idaho Stampede, 12:45pm
Maine Red Claws vs. Tulsa 66ers, 3:30pm
Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Iowa Energy, 7pm
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 10am
Springfield Armor vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce, 12:45pm
Bakersfield Jam vs. Maine Red Claws, 3:30pm
Slam dunk competition and 3-point shootout - 7pm
Erie BayHawks vs. Reno Bighorns, 8:30pm
Thursday, Jan. 10
Tulsa 66ers vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants 10am
Santa Cruz Warriors vs. Canton Charge, 12:45pm
Iowa Energy vs. Austin Toros, 3:30pm
Texas Legends vs. Erie BayHawks, 7pm
General admission tickets are just $10 which provides admission to all four games played that day. To buy tickets on the Ticketmaster, click here . From the Tickmaster website, go to January 2013 and pick the Showcase date that you would like to attend.
Tickets are also available at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Box Office (downtown Reno), the Reno Events Center Box Office or by calling the Reno Bighorns front office at (775) 853-8220 or (775) 284-2NBA.
Did you know?
Twenty percent of players on 2012-13 NBA start-of-season rosters had NBA D-League experience, many of whom participated in an NBA D-League Showcase since its inception in 2005. During its eight-year history, more than 30 NBA D-League players have earned GATORADE Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA during or immediately after the NBA D-League Showcase; while an even larger number benefited from the exposure afforded them at the NBA D-League Showcase.
To see the list of NBA D-League players, click here
Win 4 Tickets to the Chicago Bulls vs. LA Lakers Game!
If you buy your tickets now through January 9 through the Reno Bighorns office, you’ll automatically be entered into a contest to win 4 tickets to see the LA Lakers vs the Chicago Bulls (March 10, 12:30pm at Staples Center in LA)*. For each Showcase ticket purchased, you’ll earn one entry into the contest! The winner will selected during the 7:00pm Showcase game on January 9, but you need not be present to win. To purchase tickets and be entered into the contest, call the Bighorns front office at (775)284-2NBA.
*winner is responsible for all travel, lodging and food/beverage