HoopsHype David Robinson rumors


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Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams on coaching David Robinson: “David was good already. Tom, (Thibodeau) our head coach and I were both on the staff in San Antonio. I think he (Robinson) got into a good routine offensively and defensively. He was so much more than just a basketball player. He was kind of the foundation stone. The hallmark of the Spurs from that time to now is having good people on the team. You had David, Sean (Elliott), a wonderful guy, and Avery (Johnson). Then this was carried out by Tim (Duncan), he’s a heck of guy. So now you had David and Tim together. Now, having Tim gives you that kind of stability, probably a different kind of leadership than David. We were a very close knit-team. We (Bulls coaches) were just at a restaurant. I was with Tom and I told him, ‘This was the place where we gave Sean his going away party when we traded him.’ That’s highly unusual. Now guys go from team-to-team all the time. If someone on the team had a birthday, we would celebrate by going to that person’s house and most of players would be there with their wives. It was a nice and constructive social setting, which carried over to the basketball floor. David was the catalyst certainly to that.” NBA.com

October 25, 2012 Updates

Lakers Coach Mike Brown said he was "fine" with the proposal, an interesting take considering he's coached on teams with talented centers, including Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard. "It's a little tough because everybody plays so small. With them playing quote-unquote small ball, bigs don't have an opportunity to flourish or shine, however you may want to call it," Brown said. "So the league is just trying to get the biggest names and, in their opinion, the most talented players out there. They're just trying to find a fair way to do it." Los Angeles Daily News

October 13, 2012 Updates

At 6-foot-11 and 235 pounds, he should have an easier adjustment than his predecessors. The position no longer has bruisers such as Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing or David Robinson. With the exception of Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, Bosh will face competitors who are mostly glorified power forwards. Bosh said the move is "over analyzed" because the evolution at center. "The game was different back then," he said. "The game changes every now and then. At that point, it was all about girth. You have to be big, Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing and Vlade Divac. It's different now. The game is a lot faster. If you're big, we're going to run right by you. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Kobe Bryant said that this year’s United States Olympic men’s team could beat the Dream Team. Do you agree? David Robinson: I give Kobe a lot of credit for standing up for his team. I think this team has some great players and some unstoppable scorers. They could beat us on any given day. But on the whole, I think there’s still some things they have to prove to themselves and everybody else. New York Times

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A real estate fund co-founded by NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson has purchased its first property in Houston. San Antonio-based Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund LP has acquired an interest in the Hilton Garden Inn at 12245 Katy Freeway. The purchase price was not disclosed. This is the group’s third acquisition and first investment in the hotel sector. The 190-room hotel opened in 2008. Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality will continue to manage and hold an ownership stake in the property. Houston Chronicle

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"I got red hair, pink hair, blue hair, this, this and this, and I'm doing this, going out and having a good time," Rodman said. "And then go on the court and I'm grabbing 20 rebounds a game. (Robinson) used to say to me, 'I need to talk to you about God.' I would say, 'Ohhkay.' So we sat down one day at a restaurant and said, 'I you'll just understand that this is the type of city where people love to go to church, they're very simple, they're not very edgy,' and the whole spiel. And I said, OK, great, cool. I said, 'I can't live that life. All I do is come here, I get paid to play basketball. I didn't come here for people to like me; I come here to play basketball and win.' I think that was one of the biggest problems with me and David, that we kind of bumped heads a lot. Not all negative, but I thought he could have been more aggressive in games, like (Hakeem) Olajuwon, like Shaquille O'Neal, other big men. David wasn't really the physical type center." NBA.com

April 8, 2011 Updates

Which of your seven rings means the most to you? Robert Horry: The Rockets in ’95 when we swept Orlando because all the teams we had to beat had top 50 players on them. The first team was Utah with Karl Malone, the second team was Phoenix with Charles Barkley, the third team was San Antonio with David Robinson, so that run was remarkable and in all those games we started on the road. We did some incredible things to win the championship that year. SLAM

March 3, 2011 Updates

David Robinson is a Navy man. You’d think he pretty much stays on an even keel. But Robinson can’t help jumping out of his seat these days at the AT&T Center. The Hall of Fame center hardly can believe the success of his former team. “Absolutely, I’m surprised,’’ Robinson said of the gaudy 50-11 record of the San Antonio Spurs. “I expected them to be good but the record they have put up is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. (It’s) unbelievable.’’ HoopsHype

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USAA Real Estate Co. has partnered with former basketball great David Robinson to invest in commercial real estate across the country and to create a profit flow for charitable purposes. San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate will invest up to $50 million in an agreement to match what the NBA Hall of Famer's Admiral Capital Group raises for the newly formed Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund. Admiral Capital Group is investing $6 million. Third-party investors so far include San Antonio billionaire B.J. "Red" McCombs; the San Antonio Spurs' main owner, Peter Holt; Sirius Computer Solutions chairman and CEO Harvey Najim; and Covenant Multifamily Offices. Houston Chronicle

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