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Vince Carter
Vince Carter
Position: F-G
Born: 01/26/77
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary:
Here’s the issue. The Kings brought in Hill, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter during the offseason and still have Garrett Temple on the roster. These are respected vets who can play. These are vets brought in to help a young team, and according to sources, were brought in with the promise of a team aiming to be playoff competitive. But that promise was made to them by Scott Perry, who since left Sacramento and now makes personnel decisions for the New York Knicks. So the direction of the franchise has shifted since Perry left. An organization that brought in veterans aiming to win now is aiming to lose. Not surprisingly, Hill isn’t happy, according to multiple sources And the other veterans can’t be too happy, either. So the Kings have a mess on their hands. I’ve always liked Hill’s game, but when he signed in Sacramento, I questioned the prudence of the Kings bringing him on board when they just drafted De’Aaron Fox, the quicksilver point guard from Kentucky.
Storyline: Kings Front Office
Vince Carter: I love ‘Fiz.’ I heard about [his firing] on the wire just like everyone else. It’s unfortunate. He’s a great guy. It’s bigger than basketball for him. He wants to teach guys how to play the game and teach guys how to be men. Men of service. Men in the community. It’s unfortunate when you see bad things happen to good guys like that, because he wants the best for guys.
Storyline: David Fizdale Firing
Vince Carter: [David Fizdale] would tell all his players, ‘My job is to get you paid and get you some money in this league.’ It wasn’t about anything else. Of course, the organization wants to win. But he wanted to see guys reach their potential. I don’t [know why]. I don’t. It just unfortunate. It just makes you shake your head sometimes. It’s a business. I’ve known him for a very long time. It was just great to see him [get an opportunity]. He’s all about playing the right way. Him coming from a championship atmosphere [as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat], that is what he brought to the table. He wanted to change that organization [Memphis] to a championship mentality, a championship organization doing it the right way.