10-Year NBA Veteran Joins Miami-based Sports Instruction Network as Executive Director.
The former NBA and international league standout will lead the development of all instructional content for the fast-growing online sports instruction network.
“Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world,” said SportsEdTV Co-Founder and Chairman, Robert Mazzucchelli. He added, “Our goal is to create, under the guidance of Mark Strickland, a comprehensive video library covering all basketball techniques and drills so that people can learn the sport from world-class coaching experts. Mark will help us develop our curriculum and attract some of the best coaches and players in the world, many of who he has played for or within his career, to share their knowledge with our viewers.”
“SportsEdTV is a one-of-a-kind learning platform,” said Mark Strickland.
He added, “Our goal is to make it easy for anyone wanting to learn the game of basketball, whatever their playing level, to have access to the best coaching in the world without having to spend countless hours looking on YouTube wondering which coaches are proven experts and which are just guys in a gym with a camera somewhere. Our coaches are carefully selected based on their track record of success, and viewers will get all the great instruction they need from one credible source.”
Strickland enjoyed a ten-year NBA career, playing four years with the Miami Heat, and six years for a combination of the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers. He also competed for seven years in professional leagues in China, Dubai, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, France and Puerto Rico, where he led his team to the league championship.
Mark has studied, played and trained with Hall-of-Fame coaches Travis Grant, John Chaney, Pat Riley, George Karl, Don Nelson and Larry Brown. With skills learned from these coaching greats and his playing career, Mark went on to coach high school, college, and NBA D-League teams. He now plans to use all of his basketball playing and coaching experiences to make SportsEdTV the go-to resource for online basketball instruction videos.
Mark is an active member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, and in 2015, led the launch of the National Basketball Retired Players Association and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Partnership to Increase Awareness of Prostate Cancer. Mark and his wife Tomi have also worked to raise awareness and funds for The Ara Initiative, whose mission is to provide universal access to clean drinking water to children in the United States.
About SportsEdTV: SportsEdTV.com provides free, world-class, online video instruction in over thirty sports. Our expert coaches teach technique, strategy, tactics, strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental toughness, and the unique lifestyle complexities of being an athlete to competitors and sports participants at all levels, from beginner through professional. Everyone can improve by watching our videos. Our “tips of the day” and video analysis of great champions are insightful, and viewers can enjoy our fun “play of the day” features and global news updates on their favourite sports, teams and events. It’s great for athletes, coaches and parents looking for an edge.
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