A welcome event to kick off the week is a long-standing tradition for the tournament and has been continued by the MBA since taking over responsibility for the tournament in 2009. The evening is one filled with renewing old friendships, food and fun.
The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Robert Reid Headlines 2018 Banquet Program
This year’s featured guest is Robert Reid, a 13 year NBA veteran who was a key player on the Houston Rockets for more than a decade.
Reid was an impact player in both the 1981 and 1986 NBA Finals. Both years the Rockets faced the Larry Bird-led Boston Celtics. The 1981 team was coached by Del Harris and included Moses Malone, Calvin Murphy, Rudy Tomjanovich and Mike Dunleavy. The 1986 team was coached by Bill Fitch and featured the “Twin Towers” Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson.
This year’s banquet program will be different from past year’s for the featured guest. This year we will have a “Conversation with Robert” hosted by ESPN broadcaster Dave LaMont. This will be followed by a Q-n-A segment providing the attendees the ability to ask questions to Robert.
Team organizers and players listed on rosters will be receiving an email invitation to RSVP. Once your registration is complete you will be able to print out a ticket. Tickets for the banquet are $15 per person. Tables will be assigned and when you check-in at the banquet, you will receive your table assignment and your name badge. If you have registered for the event, but will be unable to attend, please make sure to notify the MBA as we may have an overflow list and will then be able to allow another person to attend.
Dress is Florida casual (long sleeve or golf shirt and slacks).
The banquet is being held at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek. The venue is near the Coral Springs Gym and both of the MBA’s preferred hotel partners. Coral Springs Gymnasium (5 miles), LaQuinta (4.7 miles), and Ft. Lauderale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort (9 miles). A map showing the hotel location is on this page.
Past keynote speakers include Rick Pitino, Jim Barnett, the Celtics 1st Rd. draft pick in 1966 and current Golden State Warriors broadcaster, Wali Jones, All Star guard of the 1967 Philadelphia ’76ers, Bobby Plump of “Hoosiers” fame and Captain Greg McWherter a two-time Commander of the Navy’s famous Flight Demonstration Squadron
At the end of the program we will announce and the “Sportsman of the Year” recipient.
Don’t miss this great evening of Food, Music Fun and Friendship!