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Local coach leads City of Gods to ESPN tournament semifinals

Local coach leads City of Gods to ESPN tournament semifinals

Joe Connelly describes ESPN's "The Basketball Tournament" as "AAU on steroids." Connelly, who grew up in Baltimore and has coached on all levels, including the NBA, has led his City of Gods team to the semifinals of the tournament on Saturday. From the frenetic pace of the games to the "posturing" between opposing teams as they walk past each other at the hotel, this second-year, single-elimination event is quite similar to those many of its players grew up with before going off to college and the pros. There is one significant difference: the $1 million check the winning team will receive after Sunday's championship game at Fordham's Rose...

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