Aug 30, 2012
UNO Basketball Bonds Over Hurricane Experience

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When University of New Orleans basketball coach Mark Slessinger informed his players they needed to evacuate the city Monday before Hurricane Isaac hit land the next night, he did it with trademark optimism.

Mark Slessinger (US Presswire)”I told them we live in the greatest city in America, Slessinger recalled late Wednesday night. You can’t have paradise 52 weeks out of the year. You have to have a little bit of inconvenience.”

Thankfully for a UNO athletic department still trying to find firm footing seven years after Katrina, Hurricane Isaac indeed turned out to be more of a minor hassle than a crippling setback.

UNO’s Lakefront Arena, so battered after Katrina that it closed for nearly three years, weathered Isaac with no water damage. The athletic department building that houses the student-athlete computer lab also seems fine. In fact, aside from a wind-ravaged scoreboard at the school’s baseball field and a few downed fences at the baseball field and tennis center, none of UNO’s athletic facilities appear to be any worse for wear.

“We were really blessed we didn’t have any major problems, Slessinger said. We had some wind damage, but everything was dry. That was the biggest thing.”

UNO Basketball Bonds Over Hurricane Experience

Yahoo! Sports

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/uno-basketball-treats-hurricane-isaac-bonding-experience-080237149–ncaab.html

When University of New Orleans basketball coach Mark Slessinger informed his players they needed to evacuate the city Monday before Hurricane Isaac hit land the next night, he did it with trademark optimism.

Mark Slessinger (US Presswire)”I told them we live in the greatest city in America, Slessinger recalled late Wednesday night. You can’t have paradise 52 weeks out of the year. You have to have a little bit of inconvenience.”

Thankfully for a UNO athletic department still trying to find firm footing seven years after Katrina, Hurricane Isaac indeed turned out to be more of a minor hassle than a crippling setback.

UNO’s Lakefront Arena, so battered after Katrina that it closed for nearly three years, weathered Isaac with no water damage. The athletic department building that houses the student-athlete computer lab also seems fine. In fact, aside from a wind-ravaged scoreboard at the school’s baseball field and a few downed fences at the baseball field and tennis center, none of UNO’s athletic facilities appear to be any worse for wear.

“We were really blessed we didn’t have any major problems, Slessinger said. We had some wind damage, but everything was dry. That was the biggest thing.”






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