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Josh Childress
Josh Childress
Position: None
Born: 06/20/83
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Sydney Kings import Josh Childress is also a former teammate of Warrick, with the two Americans playing together with the Phoenix Suns from 2010 to 2012. “Josh helped me a lot, like I said, he was actually trying to get me out last year and he told me what to expect.” said Warrick. “He really helped me transition for a guy coming in from the same situation as him: an NBA guy coming over for the first time. So it’s good to have a guy who’s gone through what you’re about to go through.
Josh Childress: The saddest moment of my list up to this point is when my dad passed. I mean I know I’ve gone into the fact that I don’t drink and don’t do any of that stuff, but I never drank because my dad had a drinking problem. That was the biggest reason why I never did and he ended up passing due to his alcohol problem. You know, everyone deals with grief differently, but I felt like I let him down by not helping him more. Yeah…that was a sad point for me.
Josh Childress on veteran influence in the NBA: “I can tell this story. One of my vets was Tony Delk, played at Kentucky, great guy. I had this like toiletry bag. It might have been a team issue toiletry back or it was from Target or something, but it wasn’t super expensive. It was like falling apart. He was like “C’mon man. You’re an NBA player. What are you going to do with that? C’mon rook! You got to get yourself something nice. You’re a professional. You can’t walk around with this nonsense.” That was the first time I felt like – yeah, not pressured, but like I had to represent myself like a professional. I ended up going out and getting me like a Louie Vuitton one.”
BI: I’m keen to know about the Australian experience from an outsider’s point of view. NBL crowds are often well behaved (for the most part). You’ve witnessed your fair share of hostile crowds (especially in Greece), what are a few of the more memorable venues you’ve played in and what has made each of those experiences stick? Josh Childress: I have played in environments where I was worried for my safety – being spat on, having things thrown at you, having small explosives detonate while you shoot a jump shot or having laser pointers in your eyes while shooting free throws. These are just a few things I have experienced. I could write a laundry list of things I’ve seen while playing, but I’ll just say that I enjoy the NBL and its fans.
Josh Childress: I initially received a phone call from my agent while on vacation for my birthday [on June 20]. He mentioned an opportunity to play in Sydney and expressed that he thought it would be a great experience for me. Having always wanted to visit Australia, but not being able to due to the opposite seasons (my offseason was always in the Australian winter), I didn’t really think much of it upon first hearing it. However, I ended up in Sydney after many long discussions with the head of basketball operations Tim Hudson and our head coach Damien Cotter. Having gone through a frustrating few years of basketball, I had lost the fun factor that used to be there. Not playing, being cut and getting injured made the game more stressful than fun. When speaking with both of them, they were more interested in helping me redevelop my passion and helping me build my brand off the court than on it. That’s when I really knew that I had a great opportunity.
Before Christmas, Childress was in great form and put himself in contention for the NBL’s most valuable player award. Childress has enjoyed his time in Sydney and is interested in helping the Kings improve next season. “We’re talking about it,” he confirmed yesterday. “The injury is unfortunate and fortunate. I have a lot more downtime now to go through a contract with the Kings and my agent and find out if we can reach an agreement that’s good for both sides.”