Obama on coaching daughter's basketball team

March 26, 2012 12:49:41 PM PDT
President Obama wears many hats, and on the weekends, he's "First Coach."

The commander in chief recently talked to ESPN about one of his many dad duties: he volunteers to coach daughter Sasha's basketball team.

Obama says during practice he sticks to the basics, such as dribbling, passing and defense. He says sports are good for kids, especially girls because it builds confidence

Speaking to ESPN's Andy Katz, he said: "With the girls, they just think of it as dad, this is what dads are supposed to do. They take it for granted. And, what was fun, this is now the third year that the team has basically played together -- and to see them all develop, to pick each other up when something's not going well -- you can't beat it."

Obama is a big basketball fan. He played for his high school in Hawaii. Now he just plays regularly for fun and exercise.


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