Harlem Globetrotters see opportunity in China
Kurt Schneider on how Asia will be important to their global expansion
- Duration 7:10
- Date Jun 12, 2012
Kurt Schneider on how Asia will be important to their global expansion
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Kurt Schneider is my next guest I think I may have just scored tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters that's pretty exciting -- Can I go he you're can I go overseas because the Harlem Globetrotters 86 years at their history it has a new in big announcement I'll let you make it.
It's a couple things first what we've been traveling for 86 years we've been overseas since 1951.
And we just open office in Beijing last year and we just signed our largest international partner ever the inner Mongolia.
-- new dairy association in China.
So we are torn over there where you are gonna play twenty games this year in China or -- -- on clinics for school kids all over the country and trying to.
How'd it happen and they get involved and why do you think they wanted to get involved so I think -- the nice about the globetrotters are.
We don't just come when our carpetbaggers coming in and they can get that we're into the community and -- -- distinction US 2.2 120 markets all over the country.
All year long so we play wherever you want to go.
We like to see where the world's home team and China since then -- -- just gonna go play game invasion and believe we can go out go to.
On their territory as we're seeing now this is incredible -- -- I act I think must be in China because I -- Chinese on the -- He's -- what we have there is that we did girls and boys yeah how awesome book backs were trying to so popular right now.
And the fact that we.
Can go into schools.
And teach kids not only fundamentals of basketball -- fitness getting kids out from behind their school books which is very important for the Chinese Government.
Get out there are being active and physically fit and we can do that all year long I have to ask if you're traveling to all those cities and countries.
How many globetrotters are there on the team are is it the same team traveler to do you have a few so we have.
Are we so we like to -- we have one team -- -- -- units so we had in the US to -- sometimes three and we need an actual unit that spends often goes over.
So we have about 28 full time players are awful time employees of hours.
And they do the domestic -- and a winner and then they do international tour -- and then we spent often do these clinics as I said so we have.
In China right now six players and -- of our -- so.
I love the video so much.
A look at that so they're still doing their trek oh yeah well that's the thing it's not just fitness and it's not just fast forward drills it truly something for anyone -- six to fourteen years old.
You can get involved and that's what the government likes about us and trying to that's what -- -- likes about -- that was something for everyone.
Right has your game.
You know it's all right.
I my get out there working my rise a little more but not really Duncan right now -- Africa I've played a -- every training camp and they always say when they beat the paper horse that I pay them to put in who.
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Or -- -- the entertainment we -- covenant with our fans everyone comes at a great time we have to deliver on that company.
Anderson -- -- the -- well so the players have to be good people.
As us great players we get from colleges we have doesn't played overseas people have a cup of coffee NBA so we get them wherever we can we do -- -- every year.
Factor draft is coming up in two weeks that's good to -- down.
Where is it how well we don't know -- it this year in years past we've done a virtual draft so we're not sure how we're going to get it out this year.
Are there any second generation.
Globe Trotter members that is a great question I don't know that -- that I know.
I have to let me know Jamie -- -- via Fox News that come I think it would be so full F a fog there.
So intrigued his son growing up.
Why don't -- many women club trying to do.
We have who raised Jamie how about that well -- this past year we had TNT.
And she's our -- female globe -- history our first one the last twenty years -- -- and she's 56 played bass -- Temple University.
She's got great skills five set I think she's phenomenal she can't don't -- her dribbling is unbelievable and she gets up we have a four point shot.
So she can hit the four point shot she can dribble she.
Plays every single night.
In fact she's doing clinics for us right now in Denver where -- 24 hour fitness is across the country we're doing these these clinics and she's out there right now but.
Fans girls and boys around the country think she is phenomenal obviously internationally to -- getting little girls to come out and it's interesting that China's allowing the girls to play this alert right and it's empowering and we're gonna bring back -- -- -- this summer or next December.
We're also bringing our seven foot eight player -- over this -- well that makes sense and we had -- with us this April and they -- to mention he's from England so -- -- a foreign born player which we do -- as well.
That's -- so it's it's an international group of players we like to say we want to put a smile on your face so you always dead no matter where we go so the players need to deliver that doesn't matter what background they have -- they.
-- those three things I can put a smile on your face.
And it works for us so the personality really counts personalities everything that's -- emotionally connects to a player are you using athletic coaches and trainers or do you have some matter have the background even an acrobatics or in numb.
What was the other thing I was thinking that what choreography so what we do is we have all of our coaches right now former globetrotters does it -- some type -- vehicle tracker.
And during her training camp we bring in different specialists would bring trainers we bring in we've brought in people that's specialist and Pilates and yoga for the guys.
We bring immediate people financial people would bring in a guy who -- improper and LA every year.
It's part of what they do is in profits -- up.
We get a lot of cameos on television so it's treating our guys had to get out there they're all media train.
This works well for us because we truly are 365 day A year business and the players or our products and -- -- go out there and they view.
Everything that's the globe -- -- with them when they go out there -- -- -- I wish you had brought one that could teach me how to spin the ball on my finger at next time -- can I get a regular check on that I would do it for you but I might break your computers and next time I didn't design -- basketball I -- -- -- I mean this sector and that's a second interview hair follow well it next February when we're not the square garden.
I felt maybe well I think everybody out there needs to be there that's more important -- why -- I have all the fun Harlem Globetrotters dot com sign up that's the whole schedules.
Holes -- watched around the world you know get every everybody so check it out and if you want your child go to one of those clinics I can't speak personally I didn't book -- interview today.
But you asked me if I had seen -- and I know that for my son it was just -- a glorious experience for him to see the guys and now girls out there.
It's fantastic brands that -- I like to see everyone has a home globetrotters story and are all positive.
Name another brand to consider that -- -- my -- so that's that's what we.
Carry forth with that -- -- Monica it's great if you haven't you're missing out I I say that.
Honestly and again -- Harlem Harlem Globetrotters dot com check it out they're here they're in China so wherever you are they're probably coming to a neighborhood near you.