Hoop Stories by Local Hoops

Hoop Story #038: Derrick De La Grana, NBA Player Development Coach

Hoop Story #038: Derrick De La Grana, NBA Player Development Coach

How did you get started as a trainer?  As a kid, I attended a lot of basketball camps around the country and was able... more

Hoop Story #037: Alex Subers, Photography/Digital Asset Manager for Philadelphia 76ers

Hoop Story #037: Alex Subers, Photography/Digital Asset Manager for Philadelphia 76ers

Over the last 6 years Alex has been deeply immersed in the sports photography scene. Beginning at the University of R... more

Hoop Story #036: Samantha Baker, Jordan Brand Global Communications Manager

Hoop Story #036: Samantha Baker, Jordan Brand Global Communications Manager

Samantha Baker, Global Communications Manager for Nike's Jordan brand, talks about how she fell in love with basketba... more

Hoop Story #035: Drew Hanlen, NBA Trainer

Hoop Story #035: Drew Hanlen, NBA Trainer

How did you get started as a trainer? Is it true a parent once offered you $20 to train his son? I was working out at... more

Hoop Story #034: Anthony Puccio, National NBA Writer: The Association

Hoop Story #034: Anthony Puccio, National NBA Writer: The Association

How did you fall in love with Basketball and the Nets?  I was 5 years old living in Queens. We didn’t have a yard or ... more

Hoop Story #033: Nathaniel Butler, NBA Photographer

Hoop Story #033: Nathaniel Butler, NBA Photographer

When did you first fall in love with basketball?  I fell in love with basketball as a child playing in my backyard an... more