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Sergio venue decision triggers row
NBA player Sergio Rodríguez’s decision to hold his summer coaching course for teenagers in Gran Canaria has not gone down well in his native Tenerife.


Sergio Rodríguez (far right) at a previous coaching course in Tenerife
Sergio Rodríguez (far right) at a previous coaching course in Tenerife

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13.05.2009 - The Portland Trail Blaz­er star, who reached the play-offs in the NBA for the first time this season, is believed to have made his choice under pres­sure from the basketball authorities in Gran Ca­naria in a bid to boost the chances of Las Palmas staging games in the 2014 World Championships if the event is awarded to Spain.  A delegation from governing body FIBA visited Gran Canaria a few weeks ago to check on progress on a new stadium planned for Las Palmas and Sergio Rodríguez’s endorsement in the form of a publicity-attracting course, which will feature Memphis Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol and other top names, is thought to be crucial in keeping up the momentum for the venue nomination. However, critics in Tenerife say the player should have kept to his original plan to hold his course in his native island.



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Sergio Rodríguez (far right) at a previous coaching course in Tenerife 
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