The Pack's night with Shaq

The Pack's night with Shaq

Last night, we had the opportunity to spend the time with NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal, who is in town for the Governor’s Dinner on Thursday, July 12th. The Pre-Governor’s Dinner event was held at Rick Reviglio’s house in Reno and consisted of numerous program donor’s, the Nevada athletic department and both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. 

Our players had the chance to interact with Shaq while him and I shared stories of our time in the NBA. Having been in the NBA during the same time, I had coached against him for years so it was great  to share our experiences. Unfortunately I joined the Orlando Magic as an assistant coach shortly after Shaq left for the Lakers so I was not able to coach him.

Pack players took pictures with Shaq while playing golf on Rick’s putting green and basketball on his outdoor court. The experience alone was memorable for our players.

Former Nevada Associate Head Coach and current Texas Southern Head Coach, Johnny Jones, was in town for the event as well. Coach Jones was at LSU during the time Shaq played in Baton Rouge. It was great to see Johnny and have him catch up with our players one last time before he takes off for Houston. 

What a great night for the Nevada basketball community and our players to meet an All-Time NBA Great!