A former NBA all-star is looking to help promote Waterloo’s new professional basketball team. Tim Hardaway, who starred with several NBA teams, has agreed to play the first two games for the Waterloo Kings, a new International Basketball League team that begins play this spring. The IBL is a developemental league that will play a 20-game season between April and June. Hardaway will play for the Kings first two home games, April 8th and 9th and possibly some other home games. The former Golden State and Miami Heat star just wants to help bring attention to the Waterloo Kings. He says he is going out to compete and enjoy himself and put people in the stands. Hardaway likes the premise of the I-B-L, as he says it’s a stepping stone for players who aren’t ready for the N-B-A yet. He says players won’t have to go overseas to prepare themselves for a shot at the N-B-A.The Kings will be coached by former Waterloo West standout Anthony Thomas and will play their home games at Young Arena in Waterloo.
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