If roundball is your blood, this is the place to discuss the Flames as they move into the Ritchie McKay era for the 2nd time.

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By JK37
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BC, I could see where you’re going with the AAU association, and I’m sure those relationships play a part as they always do. But IMG is more of a European specialization model. The best coaches/trainers paired with the best facilities. Very high cost of training. It’s like trading traditional high school for sport-specific high school. You can argue the psych impact of that all you want. But it’s above-board. And very well done.
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By ballcoach15
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I don't know all that much about the place, but my initial thought is, the athletes are getting paid, to play at this "school". I think the NCAA term is "impermissible benefits" or something close.
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By Sly Fox
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Just under $50k/semester. Seriously. I recognize that mens basketball & football players are unlikely to be ponying up those numbers. But that's what room & board costs in Bradenton.

Nick Bollettieri has always been one savvy businessman. Turning a declining niche sport like tennis into a sports empire is very impressive.
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 13th, 2021, 9:16 am Sometimes I wonder if the IMG academy is a "cousin" to rogue AAU basketball teams.
So you’ve still done 0 research. Love your consistency
By JK37
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 13th, 2021, 10:23 am I don't know all that much about the place, but my initial thought is, the athletes are getting paid, to play at this "school". I think the NCAA term is "impermissible benefits" or something close.
Your initial thought is wrong.
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