Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea Thursday to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the Norths young leader,Kim Jong-un,a visit unaffected by the recent execution of Kims uncle in a dramatic political purge.
Rodman was met at Pyongyangs airport by Vice Sports Minister Son Kwang Ho. He made no public comments,but told a mob of reporters earlier at Beijings airport that he expected,as on previous visits,to meet with Kim and make final arrangements for a Jan. 8 exhibition game in Pyongyang marking the leaders birthday.
I know (Kim) is waiting for me to come back. So hopefully we will have some conversation about some things thats going to help the world, Rodman said. His visit comes less than a week after the execution of Jang Song Thaek.