This week, NBPA is hosting its Top 100 Camp, featuring a special group of young athletes who can only hope to become household names as they continue to rise up in the years to come.
Whereas the session provides such young guns with a chance to learn, develop, and experience new things, it also grants others with a special opportunity as well.
With former NBA assistant coach Brendan Suhr leading the way, the veteran mentor is assisted by a slew of former and current NBA players, including Aaron Brooks, John Lucas III, Cole Aldrich, Dahntay Jones, and others.
While such current players are certainly thinking about their respective futures early on, it'll undoubtedly be a long while before these already established athletes walk away from the hardwood and make that very transition.
Still, with that said, there are a small handful of others participating in the program with sooner coaching aspirations in mind.
The 2014 NBA D-League national tryout just wrapped up this past Sunday in the heart of New York City. Of course, being dedicated to one's craft often means there's no rest for the weary. Former NBA players Jaren Jackson and Bo Kimble have both headed to John Paul Jones Arena to mentor the up and coming youngsters, just days after coaching in the D-League tryout.
Such an opportunity is one for both former players to show dedication, prove their worth in the coaching game,and essentially, be seen by those NBA/D-League executives who may be looking to fill respective coaching voids in the months to come.