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About Us

Coast2Coast basketball is fully committed to operating high quality professional basketball events designed to provide excellent opportunities for motivated athletes to advance their basketball career interests. We are dedicated to providing the absolute best professional basketball exposure and training events in the industry.

Meet The Team

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George Nessman

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George Nessman, co-founder of Coast2Coast Basketball L.L.C. , is a former long-time college basketball coach. Known for his emphasis on player development, he has coached over 70 players that moved on to the professional ranks, including a number of players who were in the NBA. George served at the NCAA D-1 level as the head coach at San Jose State and was an assistant at his alma mater the University of California-Berkeley. Nessman also was a JC head coach at Porterville JC in California. He was inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015. 


James Blackburn

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James brings over 14 years of basketball experience to Coast2Coast working at all levels, from the pro ranks in the NBA/Europe, to college and HS, serving in various capacities including job placement, coaching, scouting, and player development. James is currently the Director of International Basketball for GIG Sports, a full service agency in its 14th year of operation. James has helped secure over over 200 contracts in 52 different countries along the way. James also serves as the Director of Scouting for Basketball Elite, an independent scouting service. 

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