The hardwood court that has played ‘home’ to a number of Milwaukee Bucks games has arrived at its new home in Tbilisi, Georgia, this month.
Soon the court will be back in action as the centrepiece of the Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy.
Tom Abendroth, President of Action Floor Systems, LLC, said:
It is so exciting to see this project come together. In our company’s 26-year history, this is certainly one of our most memorable projects. The entire Action Floors team has pulled together to make this project a reality for Zaza and the children at the youth basketball academy.
Earlier this year, Action Floor Systems – a leading manufacturer of premium hardwood maple sports floors – partnered with the Golden State Warriors’ Centre, Zaza Pachulia, to load, ship and install the court in Pachulia’s native country of Georgia.
The idea started when Pachulia noticed the old floor at the youth basketball camp in Tbilisi was the same floor he trained on as a child.
When the Bucks chose to install a new Action Floor Systems court in the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Pachulia saw the opportunity to update the Tbilisi basketball camp floor and purchased the retired court from the facility’s management corporation.
In Pachulia’s 13-year NBA career, he played a total of three seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Our team will be hard at work until the grand opening and when those kids get to play their first game on the new court, that will be a very special moment for us all.
Image: A recent photo of Pachulia and the students of the Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy.