The Yakima SunKings advanced to the finals of the NAPBL last night with a decisive victory over the Kansas City Tornados in a winner-take-all game three in the SunDome. Yakima will face the Albany Patroons in a best-of-three series that starts Thursday night with tip-off at 7:11 p.m.
In what has already been a whirlwind couple of weeks, new Yakima SunKings basketball coach Paul Woolpert took a few minutes to tell us what has transpired, what's next and what coaching gig a half a world away he had before eventually landing back in Washington.
Team officials say the new team will be named Sun Kings. They say the league's emphasis on "community impact" will have its players active in local schools with messages of self worth, anti-bullying, the dangers of drugs and the importance of school.