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Adonal Foyle
Adonal Foyle
Position: None
Born: 03/29/75
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Dooling earned a reputation as a mentor for young players over the years, including the Pistons’ Brandon Knight and the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo. He was, in the NBA lexicon, a good locker room guy. He ascended to a vice presidential role in the players’ union, always immaculately dressed, able to roll in all manner of different worlds, paying his mentor role forward as he had been helped over the years by the likes of Eddie Jones, Doug Overton and Adonal Foyle, among others. “It’s my duty,” Dooling said. “I get a lot of pleasure seeing young men, people around their game, reach their goals, accomplish their goals. Uplift their family, uplift their community. And a lot of times, cats just don’t know how to do it. They don’t know how to put a name or a face to that success they’re striving to achieve. I kind of normalize it for them, because I’ve come from nothing. I’ve come from the slums, the City Zone, as we like to call it in Fort Lauderdale. I’ve had a very unique ride, a very unique journey.”
Adonal Foyle will host his Autumn Arts Party on Friday to raise money for his charity, the Kerosene Lamp Foundation. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 120 N. Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. It will feature an art installation that combines photography by local artist Yatin Patel with poetry written by Foyle. The foundation is asking for a donation of $20 online or at the door; the price includes your first drink. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a cash bar.
The NBA lockout prevents Adonal Foyle from even sending a text message to anyone on the Orlando Magic roster — a rough situation for Foyle, who is the team’s director of player development. But nothing is stopping Foyle from working with kids. On Friday, Foyle toured some of Rio de Janeiro’s most impoverished areas and coached teenagers as part of the Basketball without Borders Americas program in Brazil. Along with former NBA players Allan Houston, Sam Perkins and Dominique Wilkins, Foyle is teaching youngsters from throughout the Western Hemisphere off-court lessons as well as some of the finer points of basketball. “We’re using the basketball as a mechanism to break down barriers and give kids an opportunity to live healthy and successful lives,” Foyle said in a phone interview. “I think basketball is a universal language. You can demonstrate everything you want from a kid on the basketball court.”
The Orlando Magic on Tuesday named former NBA player Adonal Foyle as the team’s director of player development. The 35-year-old Foyle retired in August following a 13-year career. He was originally selected with the eighth overall pick in the 1997 draft out of Colgate by Golden State. In 733 career games, the 6-foot-10 Foyle posted averages of 4.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.63 blocks with the Warriors, Orlando and Memphis. His 1,140 blocks with Golden State, where he spent his first nine seasons, is a franchise-best.
Adonal Foyle has decided to end his NBA playing career after 13 years. The 35-year-old center chose to retire after a right-knee injury often prevented him from practicing with the Magic during the 2009-10 season. “It just never really quite got back to where I could feel like I could keep pushing it and do what I wanted to,” Foyle told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday night. “Basically, I never really got back to that place where I felt like I could make a contribution. My thing has always been that the game has really been too good to me to really be around it if I can’t give anything to it.”
NBA players don’t want a lockout, which is what could happen one year from Friday. But they aren’t going to accept a deal they don’t believe is fair. That’s the word from union first vice president Adonal Foyle after the NBA Players Association held its annual summer meeting Thursday and Friday at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. About 60 players attended, including star guards Dwyane Wade of Miami and Richard Hamilton of Detroit. “It’s very simple. We don’t want a lockout,” Foyle, an Orlando center, said Sunday in a phone interview with FanHouse about what could occur when the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expires June 30, 2011. “We think that this business is going very well. But, at the same time, we are preparing guys for the next year just to make sure. We’re telling them to save their money more … We’ll take a deal yesterday or take a deal tomorrow. But it has to be a fair deal.”