With the June 25th debut date for the BIG3 basketball league fast approaching, more and more names of NBA past are getting announced. Yesterday, a doctor was added into the mix. Julius Erving, “Dr. J”, has been named a head coach in the 3-on-3 basketball league, the BIG3 announced yesterday via Twitter.
Today, we are honored and humbled to welcome legendary Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving to the #BIG3 as a coach. pic.twitter.com/aluqvTWk87
— BIG3 (@thebig3) March 14, 2017
The NBA legend made the announcement on his twitter too.
— Julius Dr J Erving (@OfficialDrJ6) March 14, 2017
The BIG3 has brought in quite a few high-profile NBA legends to partake in the league. Recently, Charles Oakley was announced a player-coach for the league. This came on the heels of his spat with the New York Knicks and owner James Dolan, a well-timed PR announcement from the BIG3.
Aside from Erving the other coaches include several Hall-of-Famer players. Allen Iverson, Rick Berry, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin and Gary Payton have all been named coaches by the BIG3 league. There will be no shortage of star-power on display, and Julius Erving only adds to that.
The BIG3 league will begin play on June 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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