Now, former NBA star Andre Miller to promote sport in India

Now, former NBA star Andre Miller to promote sport in India- InsideSport

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that former NBA player Andre Miller will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country.

Miller will serve as a guest analyst on Sony SIX’s NBA morning show “Around the Hoop” on Oct. 28 and 29. Miller will then travel to Delhi NCR where he will visit the NBA Basketball School on Oct. 30 then lead a clinic for prospects at The NBA Academy India on Oct. 31.

“I’m looking forward to my first visit to India to see firsthand how the NBA has been developing basketball in the country,” said Miller. “I understand there’s a lot of potential in India, and I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the sport.”

Miller, a 6’3” point guard from Los Angeles, California, was selected 8th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000 and was the league leader in assists for the 2001-02 season. He ranks ninth among the NBA’s all-time assist leaders.

Since 2006, more than 30 active and retired NBA and WNBA players have visited India with the NBA, including Sim Bhullar, Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Robert Horry, Dwight Howard, Robin Lopez, Brian Shaw, Shawn Marion, Jason Richardson and Kevin Durant.

NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit the NBA India facility in July.