By Jessica Jensen Posted November 20, 2012
Note: This article was provided by Leadership.
With the NBA D-League’s Preseason winding to a close and the Reno Bighorn’s first league game on December 2nd, there wasn’t much preseason left for a relatively new Bighorns team whose first quarter of play began in their rookie 2008season.
To those of you unfamiliar with the Reno Bighorns and the NBA’s D-League system, The ‘Horns are a D-League team, meaning the players who may not make the cut for the NBA at the moment are placed on the league team just in case they get the shot to play in the limelight sometime later in their career. The Bighorns serve as the official league team of the Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and the Utah Jazz, and Reno is very excited to be able to call the “Biggest Little City in the World” home to the Bighorns.
Luckily for the citizens of Winnemucca, not even a lack of time stopped the Bighorns from bringing the fast-paced action of league basketball to Albert M. Lowry High’s very own home court. On Monday, November 19th, The Reno Bighorns faced off with the Idaho Stampede (the official minor league team of The Portland Trail Blazers), in what many were delighted to call a thrilling, fast-paced, and intense game.