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NBA heading to Cuba, 1st professional U.S. league to visit since order to restore relations

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 04:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during play against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on April 4, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 04: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during play against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on April 4, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)  (2015 Getty Images)

The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored.

The league will hold a four-day development camp and host clinics for youth from April 23-26. Recently retired two-time MVP Steve Nash, newly elected Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will take part, along with NBA coaches Quin Snyder of Utah and James Borrego of Orlando.

Obama ordered relations with Cuba to be normalized in December. The NBA and FIBA, basketball's world governing body, also will invite two players and one coach from Cuba to participate in an upcoming Basketball without Borders camp for the first time.

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