Vaccaro pushing academy vision 

September, 18, 2006
09/18/06
11:33
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Sport specific academies, especially in tennis, aren't new.

IMG Academy in Florida, which has its share of sport-based academies, including one for basketball, is the most recognized place for specialized skill work wrapped around academics.

Former UNLV and Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian has an academy called the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, but it's not a glorified prep school. Instead, it's supposed to be a place for skill work and game action for players in Las Vegas.

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