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NFL home sun was just coming up in his final minutes, bringing his neighborhood out of darkness. His building sat at the intersection of two dead end streets, not quite rural but not quite urban, surrounded by abandoned, half finished buildings and fields of camphorweed and Madras thorn trees. In the flat glow of morning light, six condo staff members had struggled to carry him to the cab, his eyes open, his breathing shallow. He weighed more than 300 pounds, nearly twice what he weighed at UTEP. All six building employees recognized him as the 49 year old coach of the Saigon Heat who lived on the 13th floor. A young Vietnamese woman performed mouth to mouth and screamed again and again for him to wake up. Her wails stayed with them long after the taxi sped away.

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“Capable rejects,” Saigon Heat owner and general manager Connor Nguyen says, including himself, a man who came to Asia to try again. “We’re trying to build something on rejects.”

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