‘Celebrity IOU’ Season 4 Part 2: Who is James Hunt? Idina Menzel to revamp son’s basketball coach’s home

The songstress has decided to thank her son's basketball coach, James Hunt, by renovating James’ garage

‘Celebrity IOU’ Season 4 Part 2: Who is James Hunt? Idina Menzel to revamp son’s basketball coach’s home
Idina Menzel will renovate James Hunt's garage in 'Celebrity IOU' Season 4 Part 2 (Twitter/DrivenBrand, Instagram/@idinamenzel)
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: The HGTV renovation show 'Celebrity IOU' features some of the most famous names in Hollywood knocking down some walls for a good cause. The show gives celebrities a chance to express their gratitude to those who have helped them. And in the upcoming episode of 'Celebrity IOU' Season 4 Part 2, the 'Queen of Broadway' Idina Menzel will do just that!

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The singer has decided to thank her son's basketball coach, James Hunt, by renovating James' house. Together with hosts Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, the 'Let It Go' singer will make sure that James' house gets a brand new makeover that will surely surprise the basketball coach. The episode, titled 'Slam Dunk Reno,' will air on Monday, November 21. But while we know all about the famous Broadway singer, her longtime friend James is a mystery to viewers. So let us take this opportunity to learn more about the basketball coach, who will be seen alongside Idina in the upcoming episode.

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Who is James Hunt?

James Hunt is a good friend of Idina Menzel and the basketball coach of her 13-year-old son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs. James has been coaching Walker for over five years, and Walker considers James part of the family. Since Idina's son has such a close bond with his coach, the singer naturally felt compelled to thank him generously. James is a basketball coach for youth in Los Angeles and considers it his mission to help them become "good humans." He founded his "purpose-driven" basketball program to cope with the death of his parents. He hopes to have a center where kids can receive counseling, basketball tips, and more. James also runs an intensive training clinic called 'Culture Run' His work also takes him to New York.

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According to James' website, he is a "pro coach to the stars and future stars" His bio states, "James Hunt is recognized as a top-notch trainer, coach, and mentor with over 15 years of experience with clients ranging in age from five years old to NBA professionals. Hunt's relentless work ethic and extensive educational background have produced a curriculum that develops thousands of athletes. His program has led him to successful business relationships with Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Jordan Brand, Nike, music mogul Steve Rifkind, and Marques Johnson. A devoted husband and father, Hunt dedicates his life and career to providing all athletes with the skills necessary to reach their highest potential on and off the court." He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Dual Degree: Sociology and Philosophy from D'Youville University in Buffalo, New York, and is also a certified fitness and personal trainer. In the upcoming episode of 'Celebrity IOU', Idina will transform his garage into a space where he and his players can relax, watch movies and catch up after workouts.

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James Hunt is a basketball coach to stars and future stars (Twitter/@DrivenBrand)
James Hunt is a basketball coach to stars and future stars (Twitter/@DrivenBrand)

Catch Idina transform his abode in the new episode of ‘Celebrity IOU’ Season 4 Part 2 airing on November 21 at 9/8c on HGTV.

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