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Doug Christie
Doug Christie
Position: None
Born: 05/09/70
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
On whether the Warriors can challenge the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72-win season: –Christie: “At first I was thinking ‘I don’t know.’ As I continue to watch them, The key term everyone glazes over is ‘team.’ This Warriors team is a team. They play together, they play for each other. When you look at 70, 72 wins that is a tough dish to get ahold of, but this Warriors team you’ve got to think (it’s possible). … This is a young team, a team that has really come together. I think they have an opportunity. Whether they do it or not
–On how he would defend Curry: –Christie: “One way is to get a blindfold and a cigarette and just pray. I wouldn’t do that one. I would stick him like I stuck Steve Nash, and a lot of the times we met up in the playoffs with Dallas. What I would do … I was bigger than Nash and I moved better than Nash so that gave me a positive. I would pick him up fullcourt. I would make it difficult. Now it’s not fullcourt like I’m trying to steal the ball. That’s not the key.
“What I’m trying to do is push him left, push him right, make him turn, use his legs. Because he’s a jump shooter. Steph Curry is a jump shooter. I’m not doing this for right now in the first two quarters. It’s for the second half. It’s for him to start missing jump shots. Steph has a better handle, is a little bit more aggressive than Steve. Steve was more looking to pass a lot. You’re going to have to pick him up, you’re going to have to be physical with him. I haven’t seen anyone test him yet. Steph is a nice guy and he’s got the baby-face and everyone plays into that. Kind of like Michael Jordan, and he used to murder you.
“Rick didn’t win the ’ship (championship),” continued Christie, “and as badly as I feel for the Sacramento fans, I wanted to win it for him, too. He was my favorite coach. He identifies what a player can do and brings out the best in him. I definitely don’t think he gets enough respect as an elite coach.” His bio in the NBA record book reads in part like a Hall of Fame legal brief. In his 22 full seasons as a head coach, Adelman twice took the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals, endured losing seasons only four times, led the Kings to the playoffsin each of his eight seasons in Sacramento, and ranks as one of only eight coaches to win 1,000 or more games. He also is highly regarded for his innovative “corners” series, an offensive set that requires a big man who can pass out of the high post and players who can read and react.
Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Wednesday, marking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday. Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father died in late 2011. Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”