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Pre- and post-practice meals give players healthy option

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY Modified: October 24, 2008 at 8:23 am •  Published: October 24, 2008

/> But the service perhaps is more important to the Thunder, which has a roster with eight players 22 or younger.

"We have a lot of single players,” said coach P.J. Carlesimo. "There are teams that have a lot of older, married guys. It’s more stable with people cooking for them.”

Daub said the meals usually include a choice of red meat or white meat and include options that cater to the needs of players who choose not to eat pork. Daub also stressed the importance of having more nutritional carbs, such as brown rice instead of white rice.

"I haven’t had any complaints from them at all,” Daub said of the players. "But if it’s cooked properly and the way that they like it, they’re going to eat it no matter what’s in it.”

"This is something special for me. I think some of the other guys may have experienced it before. But this is a first for me, being able to come in and have full breakfast and full lunch afterwards.”

Desmond Mason
Thunder forward