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Warriors Parade 2017

I breath basketball outside of writing. I’m the Varsity Girls Head Coach at our local high school and the founder of a 501c3 AAU basketball club. And a hardcore Golden State Warriors season ticket holder!

I secured an invite to be in the Warriors Parade +1. My son NOAH was the lucky one — his sisters declined so he definitely owes them!

They put us in one of the Coaching Staff trolleys. It was fun to see Coach Kerr and Coach Mike Brown running to and from the trolley during the parade!

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We also met Ronny, the guy who had Klay Thompson sign his toaster!
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Met this fan favorite too!

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NOAH was shy to meet these girls, but meet them he did (with a little push from me)!

Dubnation started to wonder — who is that bandana boy in the Coaching staff trolley?

We had a lot of room in the trolley once the coaches consolidated into another cable car!

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Hung out backstage during the Rally. NOAH got autographs and we got our fill of shrimp, chicken kabobs and fruit!  We really enjoyed the shade in the tent!

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We then decided to go out to the Rally after seeing players and staff play jokes on each other backstage!

The Warriors have been a big part of our lives! The 2017 Warriors Parade had to be at the top of the list of Warrior experiences for our family. Win or lose, we will always be proud members of #Dubnation!

Thank you to the Warriors for taking care of us! NBA Champs baby!

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Onward

I’m a commuter. My work is about 48 miles from my home…one way. That means I put about 100 miles on my old beat-up tracker a day to and from work. Somehow (knock on wood), my 1997 Tracker is surviving. Somehow, I’m surviving.

But you see, it’s not as bad as it sounds. I don’t mind it so much. Yes. There are days when the traffic is stop and go. Yes, it would be nice to work closer to home. Yes, I occasionally get frustrated with traffic. But…

I have my family. I have a job. We have a roof over our head. And I find myself really enjoying my life.

I actually like my day job. The day goes by fast and before I know it, it’s time to go home. After work, I get on the road and an hour or so later, I’m spending time with the kids. Then leave for an hour to coach basketball.

You see, I have the most supportive wife anyone can ask for. Without her, I wouldn’t have been able to start the Mountain House Wolverines AAU travel basketball club. The Wolverines have 8 teams ranging from U8 to U16 ages. We play AAU tournaments across Northern California and parts of Nevada. I feel blessed that the community has supported the program’s efforts. I feel humbled I have players who believe in our organization. But it has me running around as I manage all the teams to ensure parents and players have their practice schedules, tournament schedules and are on the same page with our mindset.

Admittedly, it’s taken away from my ability to write consistently. But…that changes now. Writing will always be a part of me. And now, I have the opportunity to allow basketball and writing to co-exist in my life. 

Let the challenge begin…Image

 

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