Larry Krystkowiak Coaching in NBA Event

University of Montana head men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak is currently serving as a coach for the Beijing Ducks, a professional Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)team in Milwaukee, Wis.

The event is sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce MMAC) China Council and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Coach K was invited to coach the Chinese team by officials from the National Basketball Association.

Also coaching the Beijing Ducks with Krystkowiak is John McLeod, the former head mentor of the New York Knicks.

The Beijing Ducks are owned by the Shougang Corporation - China's fourth largest steelmaker - and are one of 14 teams in the CBA, founded in 1995.

The Beijing Ducks will play an exhibition game against a team of college stars and aspiring professionals, which will be known as the Midwest USA Team, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

The Ducks will play a second exhibition game on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Wisconsin Field House. Both exhibition games will be free and open to the public.


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