The Memphis Daily News, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Don Wade
Memphis Athletic Ministries president and CEO Randy Odom, the Memphis Grizzlies’ first-ever Youth Basketball Coach of the Year, has been named one of eight semi-finalists for the national Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Award.
After advancing from a pool of 30 youth basketball coaches representing their respective NBA teams, Odom now vies to win a financial grant up to $5,000 to go to Memphis Athletic Ministries. As a top three finalist, he also would be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the inaugural NBA Awards Show on June 26, where the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year winner will be announced.
The top three finalists are determined based on fan vote and a review by an executive panel comprised of retired NBA player Dell Curry, NBA vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, former WNBA chief of basketball operations Renee Brown and other esteemed figures in the sports industry.
Fans are encouraged to vote for Odom on Twitter through May 22 using #JRNBACOYMEM. Retweets will count as votes, and fans are allowed to vote an unlimited number of times per day.