New York, May 6 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday announced that the fourth annual Jr. NBA leadership conference will feature three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors among other speakers.

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, University of South Carolina women’s head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dawn Staley and LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers will also be there.

The conference will take place virtually for the first time on May 15.

It will be livestreamed on the NBA App, NBA.com and Jr. NBA.com and across the NBA and Jr. NBA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Shifting from an in-person forum to a free virtual event in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference will bring together members of the youth basketball community – including coaches, program administrators, partners, players and parents.

Fans from around the world will also join for discussions with the game’s leaders and public health experts on topics related to the current state of youth sports.

This year’s line-up will feature opening remarks by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, followed by a series of conversations, audience Q&As and panel discussions, including a one-on-one conversation between Curry and Burke.

In addition, a coaches round table will discuss the state of the game and ways to support young athletes during this time.

The event will conclude with a 15-minute virtual, live basketball clinic demonstrating drills and exercises that boys and girls can complete at home and in limited space to stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way.

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