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Daniil: Village Basketball Coach

Daniil: Village Basketball Coach

NOVOSIBIRSK REGION VILLAGE: “I hope to train at least one great athlete,” said Daniil, a Siberian village school basketball coach. He was taking his 2.5-year old daughter to day care on a sleigh.

The number of parents taking their children around on sleighs (some are dual usage with wheels) in Novosibirsk region caught my attention. 

Daniil said he got into basketball as a young boy while watching Jordan, Kirilenko and later Kobe. If Daniil manages to produce a great athlete, it would be the second to come from this small village after 1984 winter Olympic medalist Sergei Bulygin.

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