Feb. 3, 2020

Brian "Tugs" Bowen's mom Carrie Malecke

Brian "Tugs" Bowen's mom Carrie Malecke

In episode number 10 of Court-side Moms we have the pleasure of meeting Carrie Malecke mom of Brian Bowen, better known as Tugs, who plays in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. Carrie’s journey to the Court-side Moms studio was fraught with obstacles...


In episode number 10 of Court-side Moms we have the pleasure of meeting Carrie Malecke mom of Brian Bowen, better known as Tugs, who plays in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers.

Carrie’s journey to the Court-side Moms studio was fraught with obstacles but her upbeat and can do attitude got her here to beautiful Nova Scotia. Joins us to hear how that same determination and resilience  helped her son overcome the disappointment of going undrafted in 2019.  “This little ball can take you thousands of miles”.  Believing in this dream her son traveled those miles back from playing for the Sydney Kings of the  Australian NBL to his high school state of Indiana for his chance at NBA stardom when 24 hours after draft day he was offered a two-way contract with the Pacers. As his “momager” Carrie talks about the challenges of playing duel roles in her sons life helping him figure out how to navigate centre court and all it entails and managing the instincts that come from always wanting to protect her son.