If you’ve ever dreamed of playing professional basketball under the tutelage of former Jazz guard Randy Livingston, now’s your chance. The Idaho Stampede are holding open tryouts in their affiliate cities Denver, Portland, and Salt Lake (well, Lehi at the XSI factory, but still), as well as one day in Boise.
The D-League isn’t involved in the NBA lockout, so games will be played regardless of the labor situation in the parent league.
|DENVER||September 17||Colorado Christian College – 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226|
|PORTLAND||October 2||Cascade College – 9100 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97216|
|LEHI, UTAH||October 8||XSI Factory – 4425 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043|
|BOISE||October 22||Boys and Girls Club – 610 E. 42nd Street, Boise, ID 83714|
Registration forms and waivers are available at www.idahostampede.com or the Idaho Stampede front office. Forms and waivers should be mailed to Idaho Stampede c/o Joel Abelson, P.O. Box 6525, Boise, ID 83707; faxed to 208-388-3845 or sent to Associate Head Coach Joel Abelson’s email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any questions regarding the camp should be addressed to Abelson at 208-573-1418. Players will also have the option to receive hotel discounts in each of the cities during their stay. At the Boise camp, shuttle service will be provided to and from the hotel and gym.
A quick complaint about the Stampede: Their logo features a horse, their name is “the Stampede,” so why is their mascot a coyote? Rumble is great, don’t get me wrong, and maybe it was confusing having so many horse mascots while sharing a city with the Boise State Broncos, but still. We’re losing the chance to have more horses on the sidelines. The Jazz have a bear, which probably makes the same amount of sense, so I shouldn’t complain.
Idaho Stampede tickets
Season tickets for the Idaho Stampede 2011-12 season start at $195 per seat. More information is available by calling (208) 388-4667.