VT native coaches Nigerian Olympic basketball team

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EAM TO RIO. REPORTER: AFTER WILL VOIGT’S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IN 1994,THE SMALL TOWN BOY MADE IT HIS DREAM TO BECOME A LEADER ON THE COURT.>>THEY SAID LISTEN YOUR SON IS PICKG THE WORST SPORT TO COACH IN,BECUASE SO FEW ARE NEEDED I TOLD HIM THAT AND HE SAID. WELL I WANA DO IT ANYWAY. REPORTER: VOIGHT’S 1ST BIG GIG IN THE WORLD OF BASKETBALL CAME WHEN HE LANDED A JOB WITH THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS AS AN ASSITANT VIDEO COORDINATOR.>>HIS JOB WAS TO REVIEW FILMS OF THE TEAMS THAT THE SPURS WOULD BE PLAYING AND PUT TOGETHER A PIECE FOR THE COACHES. REPORTER: IN 2006 VERMONTERS NOMINATED VOIGT TO BE THE HEAD COACH FOR THE NEWLY FORMED FROST HEAVES BUT HIS WORK AT BASKETBALL CAMPS IN NIGERA MAY HAVE BEEN HIS TICKET TO THE 2016 OLYMPICS.>>THE VIEW THAT — WITH THE TORONTO RAPTORS FROM NIGERIA WHO CREATED A LOT OF THEIR NBA BASKETBALL GAME. REPORTER: AS COACH FOR THE NIGERIAN BASKETBALL TEAM VOIGHT REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SHARE A COMMON BOND A LOVE FOR THEIR HOMELAND.>>HE HAS UNDERSTOOD THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATE ING PLAYERS TO EMBRACE THEIR HERITAGE. REPORTER: VOIGTS MOM SAYS THE LESSONS HER SON LEARED IN HIS TINY HOMETOWN LAYED THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE SUCCESS HE HAS TODAY.>>IF YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING, YOU CAN FOLLOW IT. EVEN IF IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKELY. WHILE THOSE VALUES ALSO — THOSE

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