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    Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Former NBA player Andre Miller will visit India to support the growth of the game in the country, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Thursday.

    Miller will serve as a guest analyst on Sony SIX’s NBA morning show “Around the Hoop” on Saturday and Sunday.

    Miller will then travel to Delhi-NCR where he will visit the NBA Basketball School on October 30, then lead a clinic for prospects at The NBA Academy India on October 31.

    “I’m looking forward to my first visit to India to see firsthand how the NBA has been developing basketball in the country. I understand there’s a lot of potential in India and I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the sport,” said Miller.

    Miller was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000 and was the league leader in assists for the 2001-02 season. Miller ranks ninth on the NBA’s all-time assist leaders.

    Since 2006, more than 30 active and retired NBA and WNBA players have visited India with the NBA including Sim Bhullar, Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Robert Horry, Dwight Howard, Robin Lopez, Brian Shaw, Shawn Marion, Jason Richardson and Kevin Durant.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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