Vin Baker Rumors

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Vin Baker
Vin Baker
Position: None
Born: 11/23/71
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
In Kidd’s first two seasons as the Bucks coach, he told reporters he intentionally kept his players’ minutes down in order to help them have prolonged careers. Not this year. Kidd has played Antetokounmpo 40 or more minutes on 11 occasions, including three games of more than 42 minutes. And that’s just fine with Antetokounmpo who, like Middleton, could become only the second Bucks player to lead the league in minutes per game for a season, the other being Vin Baker, who averaged a league-high 40.9 minutes during the 1994-1995 season. “Me and Jason Kidd get into arguments every day,’’ Antetokounmpo said, who averaged 35.6 minutes last season. “I tell him, ‘You got to play me more. You got to play me the whole 48 minutes.’ He says, ‘No.’ ’’
As Baker’s career wound down, free spending and alcohol had drained his bank account to zero. His properties were foreclosed on. After three trips to rehab, he had one last chance to save himself. Then everything came together. One by one, he strung days of being sober together. A week became a month. Then a year. He found comfort in religion. “The fog cleared and I realized that everything I valued over the 15 years wasn’t that valuable,” Baker said. “My children and my love for basketball rose to the top.”
7 months ago via ESPN
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz, who owned the Seattle SuperSonics when Baker played there, took his call. Next thing Baker knew, he was putting on a green apron as Starbucks’ most famous barista. But that fame didn’t buy him much, other than a chance. He opened up the store at 3:45 a.m., ready to serve customers when they walked in at 4:30 a.m. Working 15 minutes away from his hometown in Connecticut, Baker found himself greeting familiar people every day, all of whom were surprised to see him behind the counter. “I never got down and asked why I was there because in my mind, it was just a gift to be alive,” Baker said.
7 months ago via ESPN
On Sunday August 14th, he NBADL held their national tryouts in New York. Although a lot of the attention was on the players participating, some former NBA players used the event to jump start their coaching careers. Following the tryout, sources close to Ridiculous Upside gave the site a list of former NBA players that participated as coaches at the NBADL tryout. We take a look at some of the biggest names that were there. Vin Baker: As a 4-time NBA All-Star, Vin Baker knows a thing or two about basketball. That experience helped him make a transition to the coaching ranks, as he was hired an assistant basketball coach for St. Bernard School in 2011.