18 Jun '11, 1pm

Obama takes on new role: assistant basketball coach

Obama takes on new role: assistant basketball coach

'On Sundays, we'd get the team together to practice, and a couple of times, I'd help coach the games,' Mr Obama noted for the first time, in his weekly radio and Internet address which this week marked Father's Day. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - US PRESIDENT Barack Obama said on Saturday ahead of Father's Day that he has taken on a second job: as assistant coach for his daughter Sasha's basketball team. 'On Sundays, we'd get the team together to practice, and a couple of times, I'd help coach the games,' Mr Obama noted for the first time, in his weekly radio and Internet address which this week marked Father's Day. 'It was a lot of fun - even if Sasha rolled her eyes when her dad voiced his displeasure with the (referees),' Mr Obama said. 'I was hopeful that in the years to come, she'd look back on experiences like these as the ones that helped define her as a person - and as...

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