The MHS Athletic Department is sponsoring two virtual presentations on zoom for MHS students and families this month. Rob Hackett will speak on Speed and Strength Training on Sept. 16 from 4-5 om and Mike Procopio will talk about Basketball Player Development on Sept. 30 from 4-5 p.m.
Hackett’s professional strength and conditioning experience spans over 20 years with the Vancouver Grizzlies, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks (2011 NBA Champions), Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to working in the NBA, Hackett designed and directed the strength and conditioning programs at the University of Wisconsin for the school’s men and women basketball, football (1993 Rose Bowl Champs) and track teams.
He has extensive experience in testing, teaching, and coaching athletes. He also served as an assistant track coach for three years for the Badgers. Hackett is a graduate of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree of science. While at Wisconsin, he competed as a sprinter on the badger track team, where he was a three – time USA Olympic Trial Qualifier and NCAA Champion; competed in the 100 and 200 meters.
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Procopio is the Former Director of Player Development for the Dallas Mavericks and renowned coach in the professional basketball community. He has been with the Mavs since 2013 and has worked individually with Kobe Bryant and over 150 other NBA players. “He’s my Jack Bauer,” said Bryant in a 2010 Sports Illustrated article. “He gave me all the edits and scouting reports and wrote defensive rotations of the Celtics. He was my eyes and ears, so when I played the game I’d use all the scouting reports and all the information. And it was huge for me.” P
rocopio served as a Strategic Game Management Coach for Bryant from 2009-2012, breaking down his game film as well as giving him insight on upcoming opponents. Bryant won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the four-year period. Bryant isn’t the only prominent basketball figure to praise Procopio. Mavs owner Mark Cuban also had nothing but positive things to say. “He is a great asset,” Cuban said. “He is the best player development coach in the NBA.”
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