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<  Yao off the court; Yao's personality  ~  Yao Ming and NBA Partner to Open NBA Yao School in China

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:37 am
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So in addition to his many roles, from now on, other than calling him Yao Lao Ban 姚老板 aka Boss Yao, maybe we can call him Principal Yao 姚校长

Tonight prior to the preseason China Game between LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors in MasterCard Centre aka Wukesong Arena in Beijing, NBA and Yao Ming announced the opening of the NBA Yao School in a press conference.



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http://www.nba.com/2013/news/10/15/nba- ... l?rss=true

NBA, Yao Ming partner to open
first NBA Yao School in China


Posted Oct 15, 2013 8:08 AM

NBA China and Yao Ming today announced a partnership to develop and operate the first-ever NBA Yao School in Beijing. The announcement was made at a press conference at the MasterCard Center in Beijing attended by NBA Commissioner David Stern, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, and NBA Legend Yao Ming.

The NBA Yao School, launching in February 2014, will provide after-school basketball training and fitness programs for boys and girls up to age 16 at all skill levels. The school aims to teach the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in a fun basketball environment.

This announcement marks another milestone in the partnership between NBA China and Yao to develop youth basketball and create social responsibility programs in China.


"It has always been my dream to positively impact the lives of youth through sports participation," said Yao. "Basketball fans in China are passionate and eager to participate in high-standard basketball training programs. I look forward to working with the NBA to establish the NBA Yao School as a trusted destination for basketball training. I am also excited to extend our partnership with the NBA and demonstrate our joint commitment to youth development."

"When Yao retired, he said he was leaving the court but not the game, and he remains an extraordinary ambassador for our sport," said Stern. "We are honored to continue working with Yao to grow and develop basketball in China."

The NBA will create the basketball training curriculum and operations manual, and select an experienced technical director to implement and manage the program. Yao will be responsible for developing and operating the school. NBA players and legends will make visits to the school to provide specialized instruction on basketball techniques, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and overall player development.

The first program will launch at the Wukesong Basketball Park in February 2014 and run through May. For more information about the school, please log onto the official NBA Yao School page: www.nbayaoschool.com.


Since NBA China and Yao partnered in 2012, NBA Cares has provided support to the Yao Foundation's Hope School Basketball Season, which expanded to 79 Hope Schools and reached more than 60,000 children. In July, NBA China conducted the first-ever NBA Cares Yao Foundation Charity Carnival, a free fan event held in the outdoor square at the MasterCard Center in Beijing, in support of Yao's charity game.

The partnership with Yao complements the NBA's rich history and long-term commitment to basketball development in China. The NBA first hosted the Chinese national team in 1985 and is currently in the fourth year of a joint coaching program with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), which has trained nearly 700 coaches. In September 2011, the CBA Dongguan Basketball School -- an NBA Training Center was launched for elite players ages 12-17. The school has trained more than 1,200 players and coaches.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:59 am
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Photos of Yao Ming, NBA Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver at the launching ceemony/press conference of the NBA Yao School in Beijing this evening (October 15, 2013).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:03 am
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Yao's shanghai shark is proven to be a big loss, so he invests into something else. It's understandable.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:45 am
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directshoot wrote:
Yao's shanghai shark is proven to be a big loss, so he invests into something else. It's understandable.


DIRECT******* !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Yao Ming had NEVER thought about earning $$$$$$$ when he took over the ownership of the Shanghai Sharks. It was out of his love of his home town and basketball that he bought Shanghai Sharks when it ran out of $$$$$$ and financial sponsorship.

Besides other than perhaps Guangdong Dongguan Bank Hongyuan Tigers,
PLEASE name me a CBA team WHICH is NOT running in RED ???? :roll: :roll: :roll:

And you think operating such after-school basketball program for school kids is going to be PROFITABLE???

From EVERY angle, this is NOT considered a RATIONAL business investment, but just that Yao Ming REALLY wants to bring about CHANGE to the basketball systems of China; he often advocated that sports should be part of education and should not be separated.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:56 am
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It's because NBA still wants to use his remaining influence to gain more profit from Chinese market.

Yao shouldn't buy Shanghai sharks. He should be the CEO of NBA China.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:48 am
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directshoot wrote:
It's because NBA still wants to use his remaining influence to gain more profit from Chinese market.

Yao shouldn't buy Shanghai sharks. He should be the CEO of NBA China.
concur on all counts


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:58 am
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pryuen wrote:
It was out of his love of his home town and basketball that he bought Shanghai Sharks when it ran out of $$$$$$ and financial sponsorship.

And you think operating such after-school basketball program for school kids is going to be PROFITABLE???
it is about branding, to keep the YaoMing brand relevant.

and as long as the YM brand stays relevant, the nba will use it to help market its popularity in China


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:02 pm
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pryuen wrote:
directshoot wrote:
Yao's shanghai shark is proven to be a big loss, so he invests into something else. It's understandable.


DIRECT******* !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:



Yao Ming had NEVER thought about earning $$$$$$$ when he took over the ownership of the Shanghai Sharks. It was out of his love of his home town and basketball that he bought Shanghai Sharks when it ran out of $$$$$$ and financial sponsorship.

Besides other than perhaps Guangdong Dongguan Bank Hongyuan Tigers,
PLEASE name me a CBA team WHICH is NOT running in RED ???? :roll: :roll: :roll:

And you think operating such after-school basketball program for school kids is going to be PROFITABLE???

From EVERY angle, this is NOT considered a RATIONAL business investment, but just that Yao Ming REALLY wants to bring about CHANGE to the basketball systems of China; he often advocated that sports should be part of education and should not be separated.


Yao Ming should become a coach and teach his skills directly. Such a school is useless without Yao Ming teaching.

Also, the Shanghai team is losing so much money that Yao Ming needs to find other sources of funding. His endorsement contracts, restaurants, hotels, fitness clubs, and wine sales are not enough to cover his lavish spendings.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:54 pm
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superjohn wrote:


Yao Ming should become a coach and teach his skills directly. Such a school is useless without Yao Ming teaching.

Also, the Shanghai team is losing so much money that Yao Ming needs to find other sources of funding. His endorsement contracts, restaurants, hotels, fitness clubs, and wine sales are not enough to cover his lavish spendings.


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You REALLY thought that the purpose of this school is to produce professional basketballers??? :roll: :roll: :roll:

It's DIFFERENT from the various provincial/municipal sports/basketball academies; it's just an after-school basketball program targeted for amateur basketball lovers, aimed to let the youngsters enjoy the fun of basketball and to teach them the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in a fun basketball environment.

THEREFORE WHETHER Yao Ming is the coach or not is IRRELEVANT AND UNIMPORTANT.

And personally don't think you need to worry about Yao Ming's financial well-being. :roll: :roll: :roll:

You guys made it sounds like Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks is costing Yao Ming billions every year. :roll: :roll: :roll:

The average running costs for most CBA teams is around RMB 30 ~ 40M a season.

Gate receipts and other income from selling Sharks-related souvenirs should be upto RMB 10M.

And there is also financial sponsorship like 10M~ 15M RMB from MAXXIS Tires and others, as well as around RMB 10M from CBA.


So on an average, Yao could be losing RMB 5M per season.

THAT'S PEANUTS to him,
as he is still having major commercial endorsements like
  • Li Ning
  • MAXXIS Tires
  • Gamma Bicycle
  • BMW
  • OREO of Kraft Foods
  • China Life
  • By-Health
  • OMO of Unilever
  • Marriott International
  • AB InBev


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:51 pm
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pryuen wrote:
superjohn wrote:


Yao Ming should become a coach and teach his skills directly. Such a school is useless without Yao Ming teaching.

Also, the Shanghai team is losing so much money that Yao Ming needs to find other sources of funding. His endorsement contracts, restaurants, hotels, fitness clubs, and wine sales are not enough to cover his lavish spendings.


You REALLY thought that the purpose of this school is to produce professional basketballers??? :roll: :roll: :roll:

It's DIFFERENT from the various provincial/municipal sports/basketball academies; it's just an after-school basketball program targeted for amateur basketball lovers, aimed to let the youngsters enjoy the fun of basketball and to teach them the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication in a fun basketball environment.

THEREFORE WHETHER Yao Ming is the coach or not is IRRELEVANT AND UNIMPORTANT.

And personally don't think you need to worry about Yao Ming's financial well-being. :roll: :roll: :roll:

You guys made it sounds like Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks is costing Yao Ming billions every year. :roll: :roll: :roll:

The average running costs for most CBA teams is around RMB 30 ~ 40M a season.

Gate receipts and other income from selling Sharks-related souvenirs should be upto RMB 10M.

And there is also financial sponsorship like 10M~ 15M RMB from MAXXIS Tires and others, as well as around RMB 10M from CBA.


So on an average, Yao could be losing RMB 5M per season.

THAT'S PEANUTS to him,
as he is still having major commercial endorsements like
  • Li Ning
  • MAXXIS Tires
  • Gamma Bicycle
  • BMW
  • OREO of Kraft Foods
  • China Life
  • By-Health
  • OMO of Unilever
  • Marriott International
  • AB InBev


How much does each endorsement contract worth? If each is worth about $10,000 RMB, they are not of much use.


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