College and pro basketball player Christian Laettner
will discuss his career, life, Jacksonville community involvement and
experience with exercise science. The event is open to the public and is being
organized by the Kinesiology Student Society in the JU College of Health
When: Noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Where: Gooding Auditorium, Jacksonville University, 2800
University Blvd. N., Jacksonville.
Details: Christian Laettner is an American former
professional basketball player, entrepreneur and basketball coach. He had a
distinguished college and national career, and played in the National
Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons, from 1992–2005. Laettner played
college basketball for the Duke University Blue Devils, starring on the 1991
and 1992 NCAA champion teams. He was the only college player selected for the
1992 United States men’s Olympic team, nicknamed the “Dream Team.” Sometimes
considered the greatest team ever assembled in any sport, the Dream Team went
on to win the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Laettner was drafted by
the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1992 NBA draft and went on to play 13 seasons
in the NBA. In July 2011, Laettner formed a training camp called the Christian
Laettner Basketball Academy. Laettner lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife,
two daughters and son.
Cost: Free to the public.