HoopsHype Reggie Miller rumors


March 10, 2013 Updates
October 22, 2012 Updates

Also, officials will emphasize the “Reggie Miller rule” for a shooter who kicks his legs out during jump-shot attempts to create contact and draw fouls. Officials plan to call offensive fouls on shooters who blatantly kick out their legs to initiate contact. Officials will also be more aware of the “Respect the Game” rule, being more stringent on players who show an excessive amount of emotion arguing calls or attempt to delay the game while protesting. Finally, officials will lighten up on calling technical fouls for players who throw the ball against the stanchions. Boston Globe

September 8, 2012 Updates

Reggie Miller "confessed" that he got away with a foul during the most famous sequence of his career but justified his action with the unimpeachable, "But Michael Jordan did it all the time!" defense. The confession/explanation sequence was the clear highlight of the 2012 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass., on Friday. During the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks, Miller famously scored eight points in nine seconds to push his Indiana Pacers to a shocking victory. After nailing a 3-pointer over John Starks, Miller stole the ensuing inbounds pass, knocking down Knicks guard Greg Anthony in the process, before stepping back to hit another 3-pointer to tie the game at 105. Watch video of the play below. CBSSports.com

On Friday, Miller admitted that he should have been called for a foul during the sequence and even issued an apology to Anthony, joking that the play was one of his basketball "sins." "I've got to say here, in 1995, as you saw in the video, yeah, I pushed," Miller said. "I'm sorry. The ref didn't call it. I went with it. Like Magic [Johnson] says, 'By any means necessary.' So I apologize, Greg. I've never said that publicly. So, Greg, I shoved you and I kept you down." CBSSports.com

September 6, 2012 Updates

Reggie Miller spent his entire professional playing career with the Indiana Pacers. Now he does not rule out returning to the franchise if the right front-office position becomes available. "I never close any doors," Miller said. "I listen to everything. (Owner) Herb Simon and I have had this conversation before. So yes, if something presented itself, I would definitely look at it and go from there." Indianapolis Star

September 5, 2012 Updates

“I was also looking at point guard a little bit, too. But what happened was we were looking at Kevin Johnson, the now mayor of Sacramento (Calif.). Unexpectedly, Cleveland took him at seven. A lot of people were surprised because they already had Mark Price. I didn’t expect that to happen. I got word before hand that was going to happen. “Reggie and Johnson came the same day to visit us, so I met them both at the same time. Actually I thought Johnson brought out a lot of things about Reggie to cause me to admire him a lot. He showed he was a good guy. Up until then, there was all this funny stuff about Reggie out there, but after that visit I knew none of that was true. Any case, once we knew Cleveland was going to take Johnson then I started looking Reggie. Indianapolis Star

“I went to (former coach) Jack Ramsey and I gave him a film of Reggie and told him to watch him because I felt like he was a much better basketball player than a shooter. He was a scorer and he incredible basketball smarts. I had been over to Hawaii and I scouted him a lot to know that. Jack, the next day, came to me and said, ‘Let’s take this guy. This guy is good. He’s real good. That’s what we did.’ “I knew Reggie was the guy at a certain point in the process. I wasn’t going to stand up and say it. There was a lot of fan sentiment for Alford because they had just won the championship. The fans weren’t happy the year before when we selected Chuck Person. Chuck won Rookie of the Year and I think it’s pretty obvious that Reggie turned out to be a good pick.” Indianapolis Star

September 4, 2012 Updates

What's next in Miller's story? He enjoys his TNT TV gig but didn't rule out a front-office job with an NBA team. However, it might be tough to pull Miller from his native California. Talking on the phone from his home in Malibu, Miller said, "To the left, I'm looking at the Pacific Ocean. To the right, I've got the canyons where I mountain bike." The one who could possibly convince Miller to join an NBA team? Donnie Walsh, who returned to the Pacers as president this summer after Larry Bird resigned. Walsh could not be reached for comment. "I have an affinity for my Indiana Pacers," Miller said. "This will be a part of my speech. During my 18 years, I only had one general manager-president in Donnie Walsh. … Now that he's back in control with the Pacers, I'm very excited about that." USA Today

Reggie Miller knows exactly what he will be most proud of when he is inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Not his 25,279 NBA points, 14th all-time. Not his 2,560 three-pointers made, No. 2 all-time. Not his 18-year career with one team, the Indiana Pacers. It will be that he and his sister, Cheryl Miller, will become the only siblings in the Basketball Hall of Fame entering as players. "I think it's more cool for the Miller family to have a brother-sister act in the Hall of Fame," he said. "That's what I'm most excited about because no one else can say that." USA Today

NBA TV will air a one-hour retrospective of Miller's career Tuesday (7 p.m. ET), which will include a segment with Lee. "When I watch some of those games against the Knicks and Spike Lee, I'll be, 'Oh my God, did I really do all that?' When you are in the moment, things happen," Miller said. All for a player who never picked up a basketball with the idea of immortality. "I didn't play the game to make the Hall of Fame," Miller said. "I never allowed myself to say, 'I need to be in there with Magic, Charles and Michael (Jordan).' That's not my personality. That's for others to judge and say, 'He belongs with them.' I never put myself in that category. Now, I'm happy, ecstatic and on cloud nine that people view me that way. But I never allowed myself to go there." USA Today

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May 9, 2012 Updates

In fact, if you were to go back for as far as ESPN keeps PPS data (1999-2000), Harden has the best single-season PPS of any NBA guard during the 13-year span, and Chandler’s 1.97 PPS is the best overall PPS in at least the last 13 years. To put Harden’s feat of 1.66 PPS as a guard into even more perspective, neither Michael Jordan nor Steve Nash nor Ray Allen ever broke the 1.5 PPS mark. And while dead-eye assassin Reggie Miller has broken 1.5 several times, he’s never cracked the 1.6 PPS mark. HoopsHype

May 3, 2012 Updates

LeBron James on Wednesday declined to fire back after Reggie Miller questioned him for reaching out to Hall of Fame players last summer, including Hakeem Olajuwon (who helped James with his post game), Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas. “This is one of the most physically gifted guys in our league,” Miller said on TNT. “He left Cleveland, and he had every right to join one of the top five players in the league in Dwyane Wade along with Chris Bosh. “Now he’s reaching out to Hall of Famers to see what it takes to win? Enough is enough. Go out and actually do it on your own. What do you need more help for?” Miami Herald

James said he wasn’t aware of Miller’s comment, but that “it’s good to have perspective from someone else’s point of view” about the playoffs, “their championship runs, their playing days in general.” Asked if he’s “good” with Miller — who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September — James said, “I’m good with my family and teammates. That’s all that matters to me.” Miami Herald

April 20, 2012 Updates

Reggie Miller called you a perfectionist in an imperfect sport. Your memories of coaching Reggie Miller? He was the greatest clutch shooter I've ever been around, and one of the greatest competitors I've ever been around. It was no fluke that he lasted as long as he did with one franchise because he prepared, he practiced hard, he respected his teammates. ... I thought sometimes he was too unselfish almost to a point where he was hurting at times. But when I look back on it, I admire that trait because the way he played and conducted himself, he wanted to make his teammates feel that he believed in them and trusted them. He was amazing. Even when he retired, I think he could have played another five years. His body. ... people used to say he was thin and weak, not tough. He was strong and tough and competitive and he was a much better defender than most people imagined. NBA.com

April 3, 2012 Updates

Reggie Miller got the call last weekend that he had made the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The Pacers' all-time leading scorer immediately phoned his sister, Cheryl, a 1995 inductee. "I can still hear her screaming in my ear," said a smiling Miller, 46, during Monday's Hall of Fame news conference in New Orleans. "She is a role model. She set the bar high for the family, and I'm just glad I'm on her coattails, dragging me along to the Hall of Fame." Indianapolis Star

Miller's No. 31 jersey is one of five retired by the Pacers. The others are for Daniels, Leonard, Roger Brown and George McGinnis. "Reggie's career speaks for itself, but he ranks at the top with any player at making end-of-game shots," said Pacers President Larry Bird. "I was fortunate enough to see it first-hand as a coach and his ability and leadership helped drive this franchise to another level." Former Pacers President Donnie Walsh, who drafted Miller out of UCLA with the 11th overall pick in 1987, was initially criticized for not choosing Steve Alford, the Indiana University legend. Miller quickly quieted critics. "There was a lot of tension (about) it on the draft, then I think after one or two years it died down and we didn't hear too much on it after that," Walsh said. "That was because of the way Reggie played." Indianapolis Star

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