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Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
“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.”
Even in this vibrant basketball community, the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am is a secret treasure. It was born that way. Long before Crawford attached his name and resources to it, Doug Christie created the league in 1996 and billed it the “All Hoop, No Hype” league. It isn’t about publicity. It’s about competition. It’s about the best players from the city at almost every level — high school, college and pro — helping each other grow and continuing Seattle’s hoops tradition. You don’t go to this Pro-Am to stalk stars. You go to watch serious summer basketball that happens to include big names. It’s an important distinction, and that’s why the league is usually discussed through social media, word of mouth or email chains instead of the mass media. “I want it to be like the old ‘MTV Unplugged,’ where you’re at a small venue, and there’s an intimate feel, and everybody is really involved in creating the atmosphere,” Crawford said.
VH1’s Basketball Wives: LA star Jackie Christie, wife of former NBA player Doug Christie, revealed in a radio interview today that she and her hubby would be producing porn. “I’m producing an adult film, me and my husband Doug. We’re executive producing and stuff,” Jackie told radio host Rickey Smiley on his show. While she didn’t offer any further details neither Jackie nor Doug would be in front of the camera—all the acting roles would be played by porn stars.
You and Jackie are legendary for having a long healthy marriage, which is rare in the NBA world. What keeps you together? Doug Christie: We’ve been married for 16 years and I think one of the biggest things is communication. In life, all good things come with that. Also, it’s the respect that we have for each other and encouraging each other. We just have a good connection. That’s the basis of how our relationship has come along very strong. With that, I think that you get 16, 20, 30 years out of the marriage. That’s where we’re at, just trying to be together for life as soul mates.
What is it you think you’ll be able to add to the franchise that we haven’t seen in the Miami series? Jackie Christie: “I’m a very multidimensional woman — not that they aren’t — but I have a whole bunch of stuff going on in my life. My husband has hung his shoes up, so now I’m pretty much running the ship. People will get to see a family aspect with me. I’m one of the actual wives that’s on the show. So they’ll see my life in a different way. There’s been a lot of interest in Doug and I’s relationship, so I think with me opening the doors like I have this time, there’s no holds barred. They’ll really enjoy it.”
You’ve dabbled in reality TV before, so what made you wanna be a part of this VH1 show? Jackie Christie: “I was really intrigued with it. I thought it would be exciting and I wanted to show a different side. I love the Miami show … but L.A. will be a different look.”
A new team of basketball wives will soon be holding court in Los Angeles. Basketball Wives LA, premiering Aug. 29 as the latest installment of the popular VH1 reality series, will follow five women as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationships with NBA superstars – and each other. The cast includes Kimsha Artest, wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers; and Imani Showalter, ex- fiancée of Charlotte Bobcats’ Stephen Jackson.
Jason Jones: Not sure I mentioned this, but Doug Christie said he might be working with Donte Greene this offseason. Christie is training athletes now.
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