Harlem Globetrotter Orlando “El Gato” Melendez stopped by our studio Thursday morning to let us know what to expect when they come to the Cross Insurance Center. He also chatted with me about coaching basketball.

When I'm not in the radio studio I spend some time coaching 'B' Girls basketball at Holbrook Middle School in Holden. After telling him about our successful season going undefeated and winning the league championship El Gato suggested teaching the kids some of the Globe Trotter's plays to really stand out. He was pleased to hear I'd already been teaching the 3-man-weave and gave me a (big handed) high five!

As always it was a pleasure to have the tall baller in the studio. His only complaint was the temperature outside! Hopefully he will come visit next year and I can tell him about how my middle school players can dunk, and hopefully it will be warmer.

The Globetrotters will appear at the Cross Insurance Center on Thursday, March 30. You can visit the box office for tickets.