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Gerald Henderson
Gerald Henderson
Position: G
Born: 12/09/87
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $9,000,000
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Between the Sixers’ young talent, and the signings of veteran free agents Jerryd Bayless, Gerald Henderson, and Sergio Rodriguez, Brown acknowledged that there will be a new look, and set of expectations associated with this season’s roster. 975TheFanatic: “It’s a reset button, this years roster is completely different than the last 3 years & I too share the excitement the city feels” – Brett.
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The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Gerald Henderson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Gerald Henderson is an experienced veteran that will bring professionalism and leadership to our young group and developing team culture,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Adding a dynamic wing with defensive ability like Gerald is also something that we had hoped to accomplish this off season.”
Gerald Henderson: When I look back at Draft Night, the first word that comes to mind every time is gratitude. It‘s an honor to play in this league and I know I couldn‘t have done it without the support of my family and coaches. One of the first things I did after I was drafted was send Coach K a small gift. It was a little globe paperweight, with a note thanking him for preparing me for the world. I can‘t return all the gifts he‘s given me through his coaching and commitment to help me develop ever since he started recruiting me. The paperweight was to show my appreciation because he had given me so much and been such an amazing influence. He changed my entire way of thinking and whole outlook. I went from thinking and acting young, to thinking strong and acting old during my time at Duke. And more importantly, I learned how to think confidently.
He then asked me what my goals were. I wanted to be ACC Player of the Year. First Team All-ACC. All-American. NBA Player. He said, “Well G, I don‘t think you are close on any of those. If I were a coach, GM or owner, I wouldn‘t draft you. What do you do that makes you an All-American? You aren‘t that. There‘s no reason to think that right now you could be an NBA 2-guard.” At the time, I understood what he was saying, but it pissed me off. I thought I was an NBA player. But I wasn‘t doing nearly enough, and he was right. But like I said — I was pissed. In my mind, I was like, “Alright. I‘m gonna show him. I‘m gonna show him an NBA player. He‘ll see.”