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Former NBA player coaches in Costa Rica

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Published on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

JosÚ Juan Barea (39), a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player from Puerto Rico, will provide training in Costa Rica.

JJ Barea will provide training and coaching to the youth players from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, at the Escaz˙ Basketball Committee, the group in charge of scheduling basketball games for the young league in that canton of San JosÚ Province.

The Miami Tropics and Miami Prep School are sponsoring the visit of the former NBA champion player of the Dallas Mavericks.

Furthermore, Barea will provide training for young players aged 8 to 17 who are not members of the committee's teams.

This basketball technique coaching will take place on Friday, December 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Liceo de Escazu.

Those who want to meet the NBA champion may make a reservation by calling 8386-9701. Attendees will get an autographed t-shirt as well as a participation certificate.

JJ Barea played college basketball for Northeastern University before joining the Dallas Mavericks in 2006 and becoming only the seventh Puerto Rican to play in the NBA.

Barea went on to win an NBA championship with the Mavericks in 2011. But later that year, she signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

From 2014 to 2020, he played again with the Dallas Mavericks.

In 2021, Barea signed with Spain Team Movistar Estudiantes. Later that year he, played with the Cangrejeros de Santurce Puerto Rican Team.

In 2022, Barea announced his retirement from professional basketball.

Who from the international sports leagues should train in Costa Rica?
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