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Chris Copeland
Chris Copeland
Position: F
Born: 03/17/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,150,000
Last April, Copeland suffered injuries to his abdomen and left elbow in a stabbing attack outside of a New York City nightclub. The incident left him briefly hospitalized and effectively ended his season. Though Copeland apologized for “bad choices” – the attack occurred in the wee hours of a game day – it would stand as the last significant event of his Pacer career as he entered the summer as an unrestricted free agent. Still over the offseason, Copeland remained in Indianapolis for physical rehabilitation with the Pacers’ athletic staff. “I was just blessed to have guys like Larry Bird and the training staff who stuck with me way past when they had to,” Copeland said. “Legally by July 1 they’re not obligated to do anything but those guys took care of me. They did more than they needed to that’s why I’m forever in their debt. I appreciate the type of people that I was (around) for the last two years.”
Copeland described the rehab process as taking months and even now he undergoes some “tweaking” but remains healthy enough to play in his fourth NBA season. Though the front office made no attempt to re-sign Copeland, the team still extended to him its training staff, which includes head athletic trainer Josh Corbeil, strength and conditioning coach Shawn Windle and assistant athletic trainer Carl Eaton. This courtesy would be hard to find in professional sports where the focus begins and ends at the bottom line. “Everybody chipped in and helped me in my rehab process,” said Copeland, who even credited the interns. “I couldn’t have done it by myself, so I appreciate that.”
Good news for ex-Atlanta Hawks player Pero Antic — TMZ Sports has learned officials are DROPPING the case against him for his role in that violent clash with NYPD officers back in April. As we previously reported, Antic and his ATL teammate Thabo Sefolosha were both arrested outside 1 Oak nightclub on April 8th … in the melee that ensued after another NBA player (Chris Copeland) was stabbed nearby.
Storyline: Thabo Sefolosha Trial
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder showed interest in Copeland during free agency, but he said Bucks coach Jason Kidd, an ex-Knicks teammate, played the biggest role in signing a one-year, $1.1 million contract with Milwaukee. “The biggest hook for me was Jason Kidd, by far,” Copeland said. “Obviously, he was a friend of mine before all this. He was a great mentor for me in New York and someone I continue to grow under. An incredible mind on and off the floor.”
Storyline: Chris Copeland Free Agency