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Rick Fox
Rick Fox
Position: None
Born: 07/24/69
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
In an extraordinary NBA TV post-game show, Isiah Thomas and Rick Fox ripped the Nets point guards and by extension, their game plan, with Thomas, the Hall of Fame point guard, saying that if he was Brook Lopez, he would have started a locker room fight with his point guards, “throw them up on the floor.” “Their reluctance to throw the ball inside baffles me,” said an agitated Thomas. “As a big man playing for the Brooklyn Nets, I would be sooo upset with the guards. The big man should go into the locker room and there should be a fight with the little guard. He should grab that little guard and throw him up on the floor and say, ‘Next time, when I’m open, throw me the call in the paint.’ “Watching the game as a point guard, I am seriously frustrated that you’ve got bigs underneath the basket with a man sealed on their back and you are reluctant to throw them the basketball.” “He had 14 points, 17 rebounds, six for seven! That ball should have been inside to him a lot more tonight. ”
A few weeks ago, Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters that he likely could never coach the Celtics because he had played such a pivotal role in the 1980s rivalry between the teams. Having been on both sides, Fox has a different perspective. “Byron obviously had a huge, long stretch of competitive series and years of battling for championships and understandably so, they butted heads consistently,” he said. “In my time, it was like the Lakers and Sacramento [rivalry]. Being a member of the Sacramento Kings organization would be quite strange and I don’t know if I could take that job. Me personally, the Celtics and the Lakers, I have great loyalty to both organizations. I have a lot of love for LA. I live out here in LA but I go back and forth to Boston a lot. When I was playing in Boston, the Lakers were really not very good at the time. We weren’t competing for championships. “I root for both teams and I want both teams to do well.”
Because Yahoo is trying to be funny, rather than just having the season get away from them. Yahoo is getting into the streaming, scripted show market, and one of their new shows is “Sin City Saints” about a fictional NBA team in Las Vegas. The show features former NBA players Rick Fox and Baron Davis, plus Malin Akerman, Tom Arnold and Andrew Santino. From executive producer Mike Tollin (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville,” “Varsity Blues”) and Mandalay Sports Media.
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Scott acknowledges the rivalry has declined over the years, despite the teams’ meeting in the 2008 and 2010 Finals. Bryant is the lone player remaining on his team from either of those two series. “It’s probably more of a rivalry with Danny [Ainge] and me than the guys in the locker room,” Scott said. “I’m sure he’s saying if we don’t win another game this year, let’s beat them. The guys in the locker room, they probably don’t understand the history of the rivalry between these two franchises, and that’s unfortunate.” Asked whether he could coach the Celtics if the job was ever offered: “Probably not. Serious. Probably not. Coached or played for them. I couldn’t be like Rick Fox [who played for both teams].”
Think of all the ex-UNC players: Billy Cunningham, Bob McAdoo, Bobby Jones, Mitch Kupchak, Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Worthy, Perkins, Kenny Smith, Brad Daugherty, Rick Fox, Scott Williams, Hubert Davis, Jerry Stackhouse, Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter. “He took me in,” Fox said Sunday night on NBA TV, “and took the responsibility on his shoulders to be that father (figure) and look out for me…all these things that I’ve accomplished in my life really spiral off the foundation I got at North Carolina from Coach Smith.”
“The draft pick to Phoenix, if we don’t give it to them this year, we have to give it to them next year, so I don’t really see what the logic would be,” said Buss on Tuesday, via SiriusXM NBA Radio’s “Off the Dribble” with Jared Greenberg and former Lakers champion Rick Fox. “Try to tank to keep it this year, because we’d just have to give it away next year — that doesn’t resonate with me,” she continued. “I think it’s impossible to tell your coach and tell your players, ‘Try not to win.’ That goes against everything an organization is about.”
“”If there is not a real opportunity for [Bryant] to win a championship there, the thought of him leaving may shock Lakers fans,” Fox said. “But I wouldn’t put it past him going in search of one or two more championships. Personally, I think it’s going to get done in New York. I really do. I just believe in Phil. I’ve been around him. I know Kobe has had his greatest success with Phil in a leadership capacity. So the reuniting of the two is not an unrealistic thought.”
Rick Fox: “Phil Jackson obviously is with the Knicks now and I’ve been speaking with him for about 4 months about that very situation. I love supporting him and his vision for what’s going to go down in New York and we’ve had those discussions and so he knows I’m open to working with him and doing something as exciting as resurrecting the chances of the Knicks returning to glory.”
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Erik Kuselias: So is it fair to say you’re a candidate for the Knicks coaching job? Rick Fox: “Yeah… I’ve been a candidate for while and what I’m comfortable communicating is that there’s really nothing for me to do. Phil has expressed his interest, and the patience for him discovering who is right for that job is left in his court. I know that Phil is as competent a coach as there ever was so that if you’re a Knicks fan, to know that he’s going to find the right person to work with in that capacity has to be comforting to those people and you just let it play out.”
Rick Fox thinks Phil Jackson should coach the Knicks. But Fox also said he would coach them if the Knicks’ president asked him to do it. Fox played for Jackson with the Lakers and was part of three championship teams. When he was asked during an interview with Bloomberg Television if he would be interested in the Lakers’ vacancy, he quickly shifted the conversation to the Knicks. “There are a number of open jobs,” Fox said. “I’ve been looking and in conversations with Phil Jackson, in supporting his vision for the Knicks. I love the Lakers, obviously. They’re a little unsure which direction they want to go in right now. I think you’ll probably get a quicker answer out of New York. “I’m hoping — I keep saying to Phil Jackson — he needs to coach the team. He’s the best guy for it. He’s the holy grail of coaches. If he needed my support in some way, it’d be hard to turn him down. Or if he needed me to step in and do the job myself, I’d definitely welcome that.”
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Phil Jackson said Rodman struggles with sobriety in part because of his job as a “party favor” & “party clown”“Dennis is a person I want to keep encouraging,” Jackson said to Rick Fox during an interview with NBA TV that aired on Thursday. “I was there for his Hall of Fame induction and have tried to encourage him to find sobriety and it’s been really difficult for him because one of the ways he makes money, obviously, is to be party favor, to be a party clown. I keep trying to nudge him into having a real productive life post basketball. I think it’s really important.”
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Even though Kobe Bryant’s rehabilitation has ticked past the seven-month mark into a recovery timeline that was originally set at six to nine months by the Los Angeles Lakers, the star guard still considers himself to be progressing quickly. “I feel like I’m ahead of schedule,” Bryant told former teammate Rick Fox in an interview for NBA TV on Friday. “If there was a playoff game tonight, I’d play. I’d play. I don’t know how effective I’d be, but I would play. “The fadeaway still works, the ballhandling, being able to post. Those are things that I can do right now. But it’s not the playoffs, thank god.”
Kobe Bryant told NBA TV’s Rick Fox that he initially thought about playing with the torn Achilles last April … “During the timeout, I was trying to walk and trying to find a way that I could kind of put my foot down where maybe I can go out there for the last whatever minutes and be a threat out on the floor,” Bryant said. “It just just feels like the tendon is almost rolling up into your calf so I said, ‘You know, it’s probably not a good idea to try to fight through this one. I should probably just take my behind off the court.’”
Bryant said he has purposely avoided focusing on a specific return date as he continues to ramp up his rehab from Achilles surgery. “It’s tough because once I’ve set that as a target then I’m hell-bent at doing it at all costs, even to the detriment of the damn Achilles,” Bryant told NBA TV. “I try to just stay in the moment and really try to listen to my body. The biggest thing is I have not done anything athletically for six months, seven months. You got to get your body back in shape. And doing that, if I was healthy — completely healthy — you have that much time off and get back in shape and your knee is going to ache, your ankle is going to hurt, your back is going to be out. So you got to go through your progressions as you normally would over the course of a summer.”
Chris Webber openly admits he’s biased when covering his former Sacramento Kings team as an NBA analyst, even during Summer League in Las Vegas, where he called a game with his former Los Angeles Lakers nemesis Rick Fox for NBA-TV. “Rick knows I still hate the Lakers,” Webber told News10 following Sacramento’s 84-72 victory over the Lakers. “I’m just happy that I’m apart of the Kings family in some way.”
GQ: Fine. It’s safe to assume it’s a big name player. Is the NBA starting to become a league of Super-Teams? Carmelo Anthony: I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day. The Lakers had the Showtime era. Boston had six hall of famers on one team. You had Detroit, the New York Knicks, and now the Miami Heat. They were stacking their teams back then, it just fell off over the years and now it picked back up. Boston did it first, then LA. I was fortunate enough to play against them when they had Shaq, Kobe, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Karl Malone… that’s five hall of famers on one team! So you can’t get mad at Miami for doing what they did. A lot of people don’t agree on how they did it, or how LeBron did it.
When you think of Rick Fox, you probably don’t think about one hundred forty-four hard boiled eggs. But Amir Blumenfeld, one of the stars of CollegeHumor’s web series Jake and Amir, might just change that. The hilarious duo recently featured Fox in one of their videos, and had the former Los Angeles Lakers forward playing a bookie with a craving for eggs. This was a dream come true for Blumenfeld, who has been a fan of the Lakers his entire life. “It was incredible working with Rick Fox because I was obviously a huge Lakers fan,” Blumenfeld told HOOPSWORLD in a phone interview. “The height of my Lakers fandom was probably when he was on the team from 2000 to 2005. That’s when they had the original three-peat with Kobe, Shaq, Fox, Horry, and Fish.”
NBA star Rick Fox, turns out, is a bit of a control freak, which is driving his dance partner Cheryl Burke bonkers. “I want you to make my brain stop talking to me!” he implores Cheryl as he writhes around on the floor during rehearsal. She looks like she’d love to, if only she had a blunt instrument. They do a tango, and there was talk that “intensity” was going to be important to this performance. Rick, who has added a gray skunk stripe in his hair and guy-liner to his eyes, is moving around the dance floor like a butler carrying a tray loaded with drinks. If this is Rick being intense, what’s he like being controlled? The number ends with a cringe-inducing bit in which he shakes Cheryl till her back teeth rattle. And yet, the judges love it.