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Interview: Head Coach Ozell Wells - Sep 21, 2007

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Ozell Wells
Eurobasket had the pleasure of chatting with experienced international coach Ozell Wells , who just signed with BC Kalev-Rapla, as the FIRST EVER U.S. Coach in Estonia.

Eurobasket: Hello coach, it looks as if you are making history again! What are yo hoping to accomplish? You are the 1st ever US coach there, is that significant?

OW: Hello, good to speak with u. This job is more of a thing where I have a chance to TEACH THE GAME of basketball. When I say teach the game, I am speaking in terms of fundamental aspects that are sorely lacking.. Even in Europe, the influence of streetball, ESPN highlights, etc. have affected the level of play. My aim is only to help players reach their FULL POTENTIAL! I guess the importance is that I can carry the US name and build on its reputation while paving the way for other coaches to follow suit.

Eurobasket: Now you had a good situation in Luxembourg this past year, coaching the jr national teams. Was that not the IDEAL OPPORTUNITY to teach the game?

OW: Actually YES IT WAS. However with the structure of basketball and sport in general, in countries where it is viewed only as recreation & not a profession dimishes things. That approach to the game dictates that there can never be a total dedication to realizing ones' full potential, as players who desire to be great, hit a ceiling; and as such, are forced to go elsewhere to hone their talents. I relished the chance to work with some GREAT COACHES who have a similar desire to TEACH THE GAME, Mathias Fischer, Yves Grandjean, Mathias Eckhoff, Ron Tuffel & Walt Lilyblad.

Eurobasket: What about the US? Why not set up shop there, teach the game there the way it is supposed to be in your mind?

OW: There are many coaches in the US who have adopted a similar appraoch to myself & are teaching ACTUAL BASKETBALL Tom Hughes, Ken Sanders, Jamie Angeli, Ramsey Nichols, Durand Walker and many others. The state of affairs in the US has been gradually deteriorating, as players are being more or less wharehoused & sold to the highest bidder based on height, athletic ability, etc but are not taught the basics.The commericalism of sport in the US has been a big detractor. Also there, the NBA highlights, AND 1 mix tapes, and fascination with “crowd pleasing” “STAR POWER” is a turn off.

Eurobasket: There is talk of an International Basketball Academy in Estonia, correct?

OW: Yes, it is the brainchild of longtime int'l coach Maarten vanGent and with support from BC Kalev mgmt, it is taking shape. I am honored to be a part of it coming to realisation. There will be talents from the world over HERE in Tallinn!

Eurobasket: You were the youngest FIBA coach ever in '00 in Saudi Arabia, do u ever see yourself trying to advance to a higher level, say the NBA or a Euroleague team?

OW: The NBA and Euroleague are everyone's dream and I value the relationshsips that I have now with people at those levels. With my aim being to develop players, if something where to materialize, I would love to explore the oportunuty.

Eurobasket: How do u see the Kalev-Rapla team? Any players stand out in your mind?

OW: We are a team with young, promising players & as they mature and develop, we will see great things! WE WILL DEFEND! Promising Estonians? Peter Kraavik, Heikko Niidass, Raimo Taam….there is a wealth of young, untapped potential her  

Indianapolis pulls away from Mississippi in final quarter; Baltimore routs Middle Tennessee at home - 4 days ago
BALTIMORE 107, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 78: (Arnold, Md.) - With both teams entering tonight with only one victory each on the season, and knowing that a defeat would all but eliminate them from postseason contention, Baltimore and Middle Tennessee came out in the first quarter in a back-and-forth battle with 10 ties and lead changes. But things slowly began drifting towards the direction of the hosts, as they went on a 21-10 run late in the second quarter to go into the intermission with a slim...   [read more]

Illinois stuns Indianapolis in rematch, Baltimore earns first win of the season in upset of Mississippi - 12 days ago
ILLINOIS 100, INDIANAPOLIS 88: (Danville, Ill.) - Two weeks ago, Indianapolis easily dismantled Illinois at home, and were looking to sweep the season series tonight across the state border in Danville. But tonight was not an evening for road teams in the CBA, as Illinois jumped out the gates with a 27-10 run and never looked back. They extended the lead to 19 points in the second quarter, and finished the third quarter with a 22-point lead at 76-53, ultimately cruising to their second co...   [read more]

Indianapolis outlasts Baltimore in offensive shootout; Bowling Green stuns Mississippi on the road - 18 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS 125, BALTIMORE 114: (Indianapolis, Ind.) - With a chance to maintain their positioning as one of the top-3 teams in the league, Indianapolis did not want to waste that opportunity against winless Baltimore this evening, in the first ever matchup between the two clubs. After a closely contested first quarter, Indianapolis used an 11-0 run early in the second quarter to gain separation from the visitors. Although Baltimore, who was on their second road trip to Indiana in as man...   [read more]

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In a battle between the two expansion CBA teams, Illinois edges out Baltimore, 98-97, in final minute - 26 days ago  
The reigning champions got off to a good start - 29 days ago  
Al Ansar inks Greg Foster and releases Craig Winder !! - 3 months ago  
One hundred days away from the start of the league's fifth year, as the CBA unveils 2017 season schedule - 4 months ago  
New set of league players en route to South America to participate in CBA Brazil competition - 4 months ago  
CBA holds landmark annual league meeting at the Under Armour Global Headquarters in Baltimore - 5 months ago  
Illinois Coal Miners join CBA for the 2017 season, bringing valuable basketball experience to the league - 7 months ago  
East Coast expansion continues as the Washington Stars join the CBA for the 2017 season - 7 months ago  
Shuckers add Baltimore to name, join new league - 10 months ago All-CBA Awards 2016 - 11 months ago  
Mission Accomplished: Undefeated Fort Wayne rout Middle Tennessee to become 2016 CBA Champions - 11 months ago  
2016 CBA Playoff Semifinals: Fort Wayne clobbers Indianapolis; Middle Tennessee escapes Columbus - 11 months ago  
Columbus edges Indianapolis in nail-biting finish to regular season - 11 months ago  
Indianapolis Blaze signs Dion Smith - 11 months ago  
Jones starts his pro career at Columbus Condors - 11 months ago  
Columbus Condors sign Weaver just out of college - 11 months ago  
Bowling Green knocks off undefeated Middle Tennessee; Columbus, Memphis win comfortably - 1 Year ago  
Peoria stuns Columbus, Middle Tennessee holds off Bowling Green, Fort Wayne wins fifth consecutive game - 1 Year ago  
Columbus posts record-breaking win over Peoria; Memphis pulls away in overtime against Mississippi - 1 Year ago  
Middle Tennessee and Columbus claim emphatic road victories; Springfield rallies to remain undefeated - 1 Year ago  
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