[caption id="attachment_22867" align="alignleft" width="240"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/11\/East-girls-bball.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-22867" alt="Abbie Bartenslager handles the ball on the perimeter, guarded by Haley McClure. The Greenbrier East girls basketball season kicked off Monday, Nov. 7, with tryouts. The first game is Nov. 29. (Mark Robinson photo)" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/11\/East-girls-bball-240x300.jpg" width="240" height="300" \/><\/a> Abbie Bartenslager handles the ball on the perimeter, guarded by Haley McClure. The Greenbrier East girls basketball season kicked off Monday, Nov. 7, with tryouts. The first game is Nov. 29. (Mark Robinson photo)[\/caption]\r\n\r\nJim Justice was running the first practice session for the Greenbrier East girls basketball team Monday, Nov. 7, the day before the statewide election that would elect him governor of West Virginia. He planned to vote the following day, and refused to predict a victory, saying \u201cWe got to run through the finish line. You never know how an election is going to turn out.\u201d\r\n\r\nJustice said he plans to coach both boys and girls basketball at East, as he has done for many years. \u201cI love these kids and I\u2019ve done it forever, and if I\u2019m fortunate enough to be honored and be elected, I plan to coach. I won\u2019t start serving as governor until January. Surely I\u2019ll be able to finish out the season. I think I\u2019ll be able to do it every year. Even if I\u2019m governor, I plan to make it to every game and every practice. If there is an emergency, I have a lot of great assistants.\u201d\r\nAnticipating serving as governor and as coach, Justice commented: \u201cNobody in the history of the world has owned the Greenbrier and also run 102 businesses. You know, if you want something done in the church, go ask the busiest person and they\u2019ll get it done for you.\u201d\r\nAbout the team\u2019s prospects, he said, \u201cThe girls are going to be very good. They\u2019re really young, we\u2019ve got to get them some experience. They\u2019re going to fool a lot of people. We\u2019re going to have a really good season.\u201d Justice plan to make no cuts. \u201cWe\u2019re going to keep them all. Fifteen on varsity and 15 on junior varsity. We\u2019ve got about 30 kids coming out. We only have two seniors, Katie Wilmer and Piper Nunley. There\u2019s a whole slew of freshmen. We\u2019ll be really young, but we\u2019ll have them ready.\u201d\r\nAt the end of the interview, Justice noted that in all his years of coaching, semi-pro, AAU, junior high and high school boys and girls, he has won a total of 999 games. \u201cThis will be my chance to win my 1,000th game,\u201d he said. His record at East is 380-137. His record overall is 999-214. The first game for East\u2019s girls is Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home, against Midland Trail.